Art and Nude. The Access of Female Artists to the Study of Nude Male Body in Athens School of Arts Cover Image
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Изкуството и голото тяло. Достъпът на xyдoжничкитe дo етюд на голо мъжkо тяло в Художественото училище в Атина
Art and Nude. The Access of Female Artists to the Study of Nude Male Body in Athens School of Arts

Author(s): Glaphki Gozzi
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sociology
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The women’s requirement for access to the nude in the Athens School of Arts in 1903-1904 raises a lively debate, in which different arguments and positions are submitted. The debate on women’s access to the nude is affected and affects gender power relations and challenges the way masculinity and fem­ininity are conceived and lived out in art and society. Women’s demand to study the male nude in the School of Arts, related to feminism and emancipation, defies the existing power relations in the practice of art. Their participation in the life-class challenges the dominant definitions of the ,,woman artist”, the artist-model polarity in the scopic field of art, and the ways the male nude is perceived. In a period where more modernist discourses on art and on the body appear, women artists may expect to participate in the production of meanings for the nude and specially for the male.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 22-28
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian