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totally new approach to art history never got it back the have lost it - How have women been depicted in modern art 1860-1960 How do these depictions reflect changing attitudes Select a range of examples by both male and female artists to illustrate your answer As I flicked through the heavy pages of the traditional and authoritative book on art history in my search of women seen through both male and female eyes and painted with the skills of a mans and womens hand most of what I cold find was male artists and if there was a woman painter there was little or no information about her and her work was sometimes shown in black and white reproduction so if I wanted more information I had to turn to books that deal only with womens work as it was a separate issue or a totally different branch that had to be separated from the Main body of art history Women have been seen and depicted differently through time as the styles changed so have the attitudes but not radically the perspectives from which the world was looked at also the way We as viewers experience the works has developed today we are aware of different approaches contexts and cultural biases From 1860 to 1960 From impressionism and Manet to Abstract Expressionism and de Kooning the female is still nude and her function is her most of the time naked body Through Modernism there is a difference in a way a woman depicts her self and the way a man
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