The woman in the mirror: women, patriarchy & narcissism in art

Carr, Natalie (2012) The woman in the mirror: women, patriarchy & narcissism in art. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The main focus of this projects research has been on various aspects of theories regarding women’s art, including narcissism, psychoanalysis, feminism, postmodernist theory, art historical theory and theories of the ‘gaze’. Much of the material considered is from books, journals and websites, with the included use of a number of television programmes, documentaries and films, and visits to exhibitions, all of which have enhanced the content and structure of this work. The text discusses, criticises and evaluates many theoretical and socio-cultural aspects of women’s artworks, and seeks to consider ultimately their relevance and purpose within contemporary culture. The question of whether women have truly gained emancipation in society is a continuing debate, and this study looks at women’s artworks and their meanings as answers or rhetoric in conjunction with that area of questioning.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 15:00
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:10
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9516

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