Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture, Britain 1850 -1900, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Beyond the Frame

Feminism and Visual Culture, Britain 1850 -1900, 1st Edition

By Deborah Cherry

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288 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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Beyond the Frame rewrites the history of Victorian art to explore the relationships between feminism and visual culture in a period of heady excitement and political struggle. Artists were caught up in campaigns for women's enfranchisement, education and paid work, and many were drawn into controversies about sexuality. This richly documented and compelling study considers painting, sculpture, prints, photography, embroidery and comic drawings as well as major styles such as Pre-Raphaelitism, Neo-Classicism and Orientalism. Drawing on critical theory and post-colonial studies to analyse the links between visual media, modernity and imperialism, Deborah Cherry argues that visual culture and feminism were intimately connected to the relations of power.

About the Author

Deborah Cherry is Professor of the Histoy of Art at the University of Sussex. Her previous publications include Painting Women: Victorian Women Artists (Routledge 1993).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART015030
ART / European
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies