Happily We Are Only Women: An Investigation into the Lives and Works of Artemisia Gentileschi, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Mary Cassatt

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Title:
Happily We Are Only Women: An Investigation into the Lives and Works of Artemisia Gentileschi, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Mary Cassatt
Author:
Whitney, Megan Leigh
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The lives of Artemisia Gentileschi, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Mary Cassatt are distinct, varying greatly from one another. Yet, for all of their differences these artists have far more in common. Each negotiated social systems, ideologies, and institutions which were stacked against them, using only those resources immediately available. The professional careers, private lives, and artistic and social institutions which shaped these artists are discussed through a collection of paintings exemplifying their life and work. Influenced in part by tragedy and scandal early in life, great artists of her age, and by the social, religious, and political constructs of her time, Artemisia Gentileschi was a painter of biblical, mythological, and allegorical heroines. Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's proficiency in representing with accuracy the details of the world, placed her in the realm of her male contemporaries which she continuously strove to justify throughout her artistic career. Mary Cassatt was an artist, professional, and entrepreneur who happened to be a lady and painter of women: women in society, in the home, and with their children. Each of these artists possessed authority over their profession, life, and business, developing their skills in the context of powerful men and women.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Art History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleHappily We Are Only Women: An Investigation into the Lives and Works of Artemisia Gentileschi, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Mary Cassatten_US
dc.creatorWhitney, Megan Leighen_US
dc.contributor.authorWhitney, Megan Leighen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe lives of Artemisia Gentileschi, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Mary Cassatt are distinct, varying greatly from one another. Yet, for all of their differences these artists have far more in common. Each negotiated social systems, ideologies, and institutions which were stacked against them, using only those resources immediately available. The professional careers, private lives, and artistic and social institutions which shaped these artists are discussed through a collection of paintings exemplifying their life and work. Influenced in part by tragedy and scandal early in life, great artists of her age, and by the social, religious, and political constructs of her time, Artemisia Gentileschi was a painter of biblical, mythological, and allegorical heroines. Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's proficiency in representing with accuracy the details of the world, placed her in the realm of her male contemporaries which she continuously strove to justify throughout her artistic career. Mary Cassatt was an artist, professional, and entrepreneur who happened to be a lady and painter of women: women in society, in the home, and with their children. Each of these artists possessed authority over their profession, life, and business, developing their skills in the context of powerful men and women.en_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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