The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art

The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
Library Shelf Location 06.FEMI
Publication Date 1998

The Guerrilla Girls are a collective of female artists and art-world professionals. Their largest contingent is in New York City, but they have been sighted all over the United States, Europe, and wherever truth, justice, and the American way of discrimination still prevail.

Take a romp through the last two thousand years of Western Art with the Guerrilla Girls as your guides, and find out the real who, what, when, and why of art history. Who put all those naked men in the classical section of museums? What were the "do's" and "don'ts" for female artists as "civilization" marched across Europe? Why did nuns have more fun in medieval times? This wisecracking but cleverly wise story of art is guaranteed to turn history on its head - and maybe a few historians too. Sprinkled throughout are "believe it or not" quotations from so-called experts; useful facts (consider how many prostitutes and how few suffragettes were painted in the nineteenth century); and reproductions of famous art works "enhanced" for historical accuracy and revenge.

ISBN 978-0140259971
Quantity 1
Pages 96p: 20 x 0.6 x 25 cm
Author Guerrilla Girls
Format Paperback
Publisher Penguin
Related Artist Guerrilla Girls
Category Art by Subject
Keywords Feminism, art history, Womens' Rights
Language English

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