Differencing the Canon

Differencing the Canon

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Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of the canonical modern masters - Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet - and the 'canonical' artists of feminist art history, Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. Pollock avoids both an unnuanced critique of masculine canons and an unquestioning celebration of women artists. She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to examine the project of reading for 'inscriptions in the feminine', and asks what the signs of difference might be in art made by an artist who is 'a woman'.Contemporary with the depressive position, however, is the compensatory emergence of a fantasy of being able to repair the loss and restore the violent destruction that the infant subject imagines it has inflicted, in fantasy, on its lost objects.


Title:Differencing the Canon
Author: Griselda Pollock
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-04-15
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