Historical Fiction about Women Painters
Chapter 4. The Inseparability of Frida Kahlo’s Life and Art: The Importance of Biography for Feminist Art Criticism
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THE INSEPARABILITY OF FRIDA KAHLO’S LIFE AND ART
The Importance of Biography for Feminist Art Criticism
Many feminist critics and art historians believe that women artists’ biographies must be attended to in order to understand how sex and gender affect their careers. In Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology, Rozsika Parker and Griselda Pollock emphasize the significance of biological sex for women, namely that in the late nineteenth-century, women artists were represented as different, distinct, and separate on account of their sex alone (44). Analyzing the ideology of women’s art, Parker and Pollock observe how women artists are inevitably penalized and male artists celebrated for their sex (36).
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