Women of Abstract Expressionism

Author: Gwen F. Chanzit
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300208429
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Art

A long-awaited survey of female Abstract Expressionist artists revealing the richness and lasting influence of their work

Abstract Expressionist Women Painters

Author: Françoise S. Puniello
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015035754558
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Art

The first in-depth resource on the American artists Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Ethel Schwabacher.

The Modern Woman and Abstract Expressionism

Author: Aliza Rachel Edelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0542953013
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Abstract expressionism

This dissertation investigates the dominant ways that three women artists---Ethel Schwabacher, Elaine de Kooning, and Grace Hartigan---struggled to define their social and artistic identity in relation to (and sometimes in contradistinction from) Abstract Expressionism and the contemporary Modern Woman ideals of the 1950s. The postwar Modern Woman embodied various roles by assuming new professional and financial responsibilities, identifying with broader sexual behaviors, and either managing or completely rejecting marriage and motherhood. Chapter One presents the subject of the Modern Woman and the tensions of "feminine ascendancy" through women's identification with multiple roles during and after World War II, and through the appearance of women's adoption of masculine behavior. I argue that the contemporary fears of feminine ascendancy and masculine attributions parallel the criticism and challenges for women artists in the patriarchal arena of Abstract Expressionism.

Abstract Expressionism

Author: Joan M. Marter
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813539751
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

A collection of essays that discuss abstract expressionist art.

Reframing Abstract Expressionism

Author: Michael Leja
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300070829
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Art

A study of abstract expressionism as seen in the works of Jackson Pollack, Willem de Kooning and other New York School artists in the wake of World War II. The author argues that the work of these artists reflects an attempt to reformulate individual identity through psychology and philosophy.

Ich habe alles gelebt

Author: Peggy Guggenheim
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3404128427
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

Sie sammelte Männer und Kunst. Die Männer gingen, die Kunst blieb. In ihren respektlosen Memoiren plaudert Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979) anekdotenreich über ihre stürmischen Liebesaffären mit berühmten Künstlern wie Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock und Marcel Duchamp, über den mächtigen Guggenheim-Clan sowie über ihre provokanten Kunstausstellungen. Entstanden ist dabei nicht nur das schillernde Porträt eine außergewöhnliche Frau, sondern zugleich auch eine unterhaltsame Dokumentation über einen bedeutenden Abschnitt der modernen Kunstgeschichte. Dies ist die erste ungekürzte deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Autobiographie Peggy Guggenheims. Mit zahlreichen bisher unveröffentlichten Abbildungen.

Women the New York School and Other True Abstractions

Author: Maggie Nelson
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781587296154
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Maggie Nelson provides the first extended consideration of the roles played by women in and around the New York School of poets, from the 1950s to the present, and offers unprecedented analyses of the work of Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer, Alice Notley, Eileen Myles, and abstract painter Joan Mitchell as well as a reconsideration of the work of many male New York School writers and artists from a feminist perspective.

Kunst

Author: Georg W. Bertram
Publisher:
ISBN: 3150183790
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Art


Varieties of Modernism

Author: Paul Wood
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300102968
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

This work discusses the art of the middle third of the twentieth century. It consists of a short general introduction and four parts, each concentrating on a key aspect of the art of the period.

Expressionism and Gender

Author: Frank Krause
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 9783899717174
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

English summary: A comprehensive overview of gender-historical trends in Expressionism is still a desideratum; the number and heterogeneity of such trends call for a diverse range of specialized studies. This volume makes an important contribution to cultural-historical research on the links between Expressionism and gender; it deals with literature (especially prose), film, plays by Ernst Toller, and paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The contributions explore topics such as fantasies of male birth, sexuality in contexts of money and traffic flows, aspects of maternal practice, crises of masculinities, gender symbolism, prostitute figures, and women as means for the increase of male social power. The findings suggest that future research should focus more strongly on three ways in which expressionists problematize gender positions: on symbolically meaningful transgressions of gender roles, on contradictory specifications of gender-coded identities, and on de-essentialized modes of sexual expression in the force fields of technology and social power. German and English text. German description: Eine umfassende Bestandsaufnahme genderhistorisch bedeutsamer Tendenzen des Expressionismus steht nach wie vor aus; angesichts der epochalen Vielfalt dieser Tendenzen lasst sich das Bild der expressionistischen Moderne nur mit Hilfe einer Vielzahl kleinerer Schritte in unterschiedliche Richtungen aktualisieren. Der Band leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zu jener Bestandsaufnahme; neben der Literatur, insbesondere der Prosa, werden u.a. Strassenszenen von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und Filme der Weimarer Republik berucksichtigt. Die Beitrage behandeln maskuline Geburtsphantasien, Sexualitat in Kontexten des Strassen- und Geldverkehrs, Aspekte mutterlichen Handelns, krisenhafte Maskulinitaten, Geschlechtersymbolik, Prostituiertenmotive sowie Frauenfiguren, die als Mittel zur Steigerung mannlicher Macht fungieren. Die Befunde legen nahe, drei Varianten der Problematisierung von Geschlechterpositionen im Expressionismus kunftig starker zu berucksichtigen: die symbolisch bedeutsame Uberschreitung von Spielraumen der Geschlechter, die widerspruchliche Codierung geschlechtermarkierten Sinns sowie die Darstellung von Substanzverlusten sexueller Beziehungen im Wirkungsfeld instrumentellen Handelns.