Response: On Feminine Phantoms: Mother, Child, and Woman-Child

Pyne, Kathleen
March 2006
Art Bulletin;Mar2006, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
The article explores the presence of the modernist phantoms of women and child in the painting titled "Wreck of the 'Covenant'," by N. C. Wyeth with regard to the essay on the painting by art critic Alexander Nemerov. It cites that Nemerov refused to acknowledge the mythic structure of modernism through his method of displacement. It argues that the refusal of the art critic to engage on such phantoms indicates the rejection of their political valences in the modernist arena. The discontent in the early-20th-century modernist formation is manifested in the essay.


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