Women's Work: From feminine arts to feminist art
This powerful and insightful work offers a bold celebration of the innovative, brilliant artists reclaiming the idea of 'women's work'.
In the history of western art, decorative and applied arts - including textiles and ceramics - have been separated from the 'high arts' of painting and sculpture and deemed to be more suitable for women.
Women's Work tells the story of this radical change, highlighting some of the modern and contemporary artists who dared to defy this hierarchy and who, through, experimentation and invention, transformed their medium.
With biographical entries on each artist featured, as well as beautiful images of their artworks, Women's Work raises up the work of these visionary and groundbreaking artists, telling their stories and examining their artistic legacies.
Sourced as part of the Barbican's Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics exhibition collection.