Confessional art: working through conflict in constructed female identity

Dubois, Heather Danielle (2015) Confessional art: working through conflict in constructed female identity. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Confessional art was met with a cautious, and to some extent, negative reception as historically, confession is normally undertaken behind closed doors - to a priest for example. Confession is also associated with shameful admissions; however these outpourings represented by the artist are only deemed so, again, due to the societal norms created by western patriarchy. For example, when Tracey Emin dared to use her experiences of abortion, it was shocking to some, as it is not only a subject rarely covered in contemporary art, but her stance on the subject was controversial.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 16:22
    Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 16:22
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18893

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