Gender Stereotypes In Art

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1. Linda Nochlin magnified the dividing line that continues to separate male and female artists. Although class came into play when striving to be an artist the ultimate barrier between a woman and her artist dream were social. Even if women became established artists, they would leave the loop as soon as they formed a family. Women were expected to be housewives, were not accepted into art institutions, and furthermore were not allowed to study the anatomy. The lack of education in art and inability to learn the same as men not only give them a disadvantage in producing art but also decreases the chances of becoming well known because of their inability to create any major art pieces. All the great masterpieces of history were based on the…show more content…
Free standing statutes were popular to replicate real life. The Egyptians focused more on the power that was eluded off of the statue rather than body. Often squared like in shape and were used to be workshopped rather than realistic copies. Contemporary: Tears down the traditional female nude, more realistic. Alice Neel paints the male in position of Titan using a much bolder approach. Putting men into the nudes that at one point were only women. Contemporary female artists in U.S. And Europe have changed to truly express the real picture in art. Women have a more stable footing in art than before and can be offered the same certifications and have turned the tables on men by painting male nudes based on old paintings. 3. The clothed body focuses more on telling story than being sexual. The two portraits of Marie Antoinette each helped tell a different story without the nudity involved. Another portrait of Emperor Shunzi spoke through the clothing. His clothing represented his race, gender, and social status, and even where he came from. Without revealing the anatomy, the Japanese Ukiyo Shunga print was able to give off sensuality. In Christian art the clothing served to be a spiritual
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