Feminist Art Criticism and the Prescriptions of Roger Fry

Holt, David K.
September 1998
Journal of Aesthetic Education;Fall98, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p91
Academic Journal
The article focuses on feminist critics which have often blamed modernism for helping to create an art that is paternalistic, homophobic, elitist, Eurocentrist, and antifeminist. Feminist art critics believe that the female perspective is regarded as inferior to or less valid than the male perspective, and feminist critics have often embraced a postmodernism unresponsive to the feminist zeitgeist. Moreover , the dissatisfaction of some feminist critics with the theory and practice of postmodernism is reflected in the literature of feminism itself.


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