HOW WOMEN “PROJECT THEIR HOME ENVIRONMENT” THROUGH VISUAL ARTS

Mariela Cvetić
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture

 

ABSTRACT
This paper reconsiders the relation established between (the architectural) space – the house and the woman in it, or versus it. Such a relationship is projected through visual arts, as is evident in the examples of the selected case studies. The objective of this thesis is to elaborate upon the idea that contemporary women authors use “their house” as the topic of inspiration behind works, which are quite often reminiscences of the emotional spectrum they lived during their own childhood. Furthermore, it also shows that through those works they establish their personal attitude towards the notion of “house” in general. The starting point of this paper is based on the theoretical views of Griselde Pollock ,a feminist critic and theoretician of visual arts, and her analyses of “the space of femininity” and the women artists in modernism.

KEY WORDS
feminism, space, visual arts, home, house

 

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SAJ Vol. 1, 2009, No. 3