Publication Year

1995

Keywords

Feminism, art, art history, women's history, goddess, Feminist Art Movement

Disciplines

Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Women's Studies

Abstract

The 1970's was a major period of transition in women's history and the history of art. Between 1970 and 1980, which is sometimes referred to as the "second generation of feminism," the women's liberation movement was experiencing a widespread surge of interest and support by women everywhere. Women artists were among those active in the questioning of society's patriarchal ideology, social structure, and theology. These artists, who supported feminist ideology, initiated and were involved in what was called the "Feminist Art Movement" of the 1970s. Feminist artists connected the agendas of social and spiritual politics with art. Some of the women artists interested in addressing feminist issues through their art were inspired by the feminist Spirituality Movement of that time. Through this combination of feminism, and art emerged a new interest in the image of the Goddess.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Art

Department 2 Awarding Honors Status

History

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