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Overview: Women in the Arts
Overview: Women in the arts

This chapter aims to introduce some selected influential women artists and outline some essential ideas related to women's creativity in modern and contemporary art history. Women artists suffered considerable professional isolation and were virtually excluded from art history in the prefeminist and early feminist periods, that is, up until the early 1970s. Nevertheless, in this section some exceptionally well-known women artists are introduced, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Meret Oppenheim, and Barbara Hepworth, who do have a place in the canon. In the section on fabric ...

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