Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts

Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts
Library Shelf Location 06.BODY
Publication Date 2018

Maternal bodies in the visual arts brings images of the maternal and pregnant body into the centre of art-historical enquiry. By exploring religious, secular and scientific traditions as well as contemporary art practices, it shows the power of visual imagery in framing our understanding of maternal bodies and affirming or contesting prevailing maternal ideals. The book reassesses historical models and, in drawing on original case studies, shows how visual practices by artists may offer the means of reconfiguring the maternal. It will appeal to students, academics and researchers in art history, gender studies and cultural studies, as well as to general readers interested in the maternal and visual culture.

ISBN 9781526135261
Quantity 1
Pages 224 pages; 17 x 24 cm
Author Rosemary Betterton
Format Paperback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Category Art by Subject
Keywords Body (subject), Female Body, Women, Maternity, Pregnancy
Language English

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