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Re-examining a Radical: The Subtle Feminism of Vanessa Bell

Written by Emma Carr, Edited by Tara Flanagan.
Vanessa Bell’s oil portraits of women in domestic spaces were seldom recognized as innovative during the second half of the twentieth century. Art critics trivialized her work and dismissed it as milquetoast rather than progressive.

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Horror on the Margins: Embodying Otherness in Craft Media

Written by Erika Kindsfather, Edited by Aimée Tian and Miray Eroglu.
In the tradition of Western art history, craft as a genre of creation has been marginalized and excluded from the canon, undermined for its association with the feminine, domestic sphere. Recent scholarship attempts to rehabilitate craft from the periphery of the canon to a place of critical engagement.

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A Woman’s Touch: The Dialogue between Female Sexuality and the Concept of Artist as Genius in Egon Schiele’s “Observed in a Dream” and “Preacher”

Written by Erika Kindsfather, edited by Gabby Marcuzzi Herie
Fin-de-siècle Vienna was the site of a thriving young philosophical and artistic milieu, yet the individuals contributing to these intellectual circles were predominantly male. With the exclusion of women from male-dominated intellectual circles, their schools of thought gave rise to misogynistic theories.

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