11.4.09

re-cover nr.57

Women, Art, and Society - Whitney Chadwick

This picture was taken in Amsterdam in 2009.

Whitney Chadwick is an American art historian and author. Women, Art, and Society was first published in English in 1990.

"The subject of the nude in art brings together discourses of representation, morality, and female sexuality, but the persistent presentation of the nude female body as a sight of male viewing pleasure, a commodified image of exchange, and a fetishized defense against the fear of castration leaves little place for explorations of female subjectivity, knowledge, and experience."

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