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Who Are You Looking At? Twentieth Century Art and Feminism

The Arts Society Leicester present Who Are You Looking At? Twentieth Century Art and Feminism

Speaker – Linda Smith

This lecture will examine some late nineteenth century images of women to show a number of the ways in which the early avant-garde challenged and subverted European traditions in art. It also looks at the parallel rise of the cult of Bohemia and what that meant for women trying to succeed as artists. This provides background for a look at the difficulties women had making their voices heard in the 1950s, moving on to explain the confrontational strategies employed by feminist artists in the 1970s, comparing them with the more nuanced attitudes of recent feminist art.

Further Information

From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects. Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and socialising.

Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to numerous other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.

Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership. Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.

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