Rethinking Vaginal Iconology with Hannah Wilke's Sculpture
作者: Rachel Middleman
刊名: Art Journal, 2016, Vol.72 (4), pp.34-45
来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal
DOI: 10.1080/00043249.2013.10792862
原始语种摘要: In her article “Vaginal Iconology,” published in New York Magazine in February 1974, the critic Barbara Rose asserted, “Although there are many categories of women's erotic art, the most novel are those that glorify vaginas.” While in this passage Rose referred to “women's erotic art,” throughout the text she made clear that vaginal imagery was not about sexual desire or pleasure, writing that “much of the feminist art that has been labeled ‘erotic’ because it depicts or alludes to genital images is nothing of the sort. It is designed to arouse women, but not sexually. … At issue in vaginal iconology is an overt assault on the Freudian doctrine of penis envy.” Drawing on Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro's concept of “central core” imagery as a feminist assertion of sexual difference, an...
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