Gluck: Art and Identity

Gluck: Art and Identity
Library Shelf Location 18.GLUC
Publication Date 2017

Hannah Gluckstein (who called herself Gluck; 1895–1976) was a distinctive, original voice in the early evolution of modern art in Britain. This handsome book presents a major reassessment of Gluck's life and work, examining, among other things, the artist's numerous personal relationships and contemporary notions of gender and social history. Gluck's paintings comprise a full range of artistic genres—still life, landscape, portraiture—as well as images of popular entertainers. Financially independent and somewhat freed from social convention, Gluck highlighted her sexual identity, cutting her hair short and dressing as a man, and the artist is known for a powerful series of self-portraits that played with conventions of masculinity and femininity. Richly illustrated, this volume is a timely and significant contribution to gender studies and to the understanding of a complex and important modern painter. 

ISBN 9780300230482
Quantity 1
Pages 208 pages: 254 x 178mm
Authors Amy de la Haye, Martin Pel
Format Hardback
Publisher Yale University Press
Related Artist Hannah Gluckstein
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Artist Biography, Painting, Photography
Keywords Identity, Queer culture, Self-portraits, Self-representation
Language English

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