Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-446) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A dialogue with Linda Nochlin, the Maverick She -- 1970s : Why have there been no great women artists? -- Miriam Schapiro: recent work -- Some women realists -- Women artists after the French Revolution -- 1980s : Florine Stettheimer: rococo subversive -- Nancy Graves: the subversiveness of sculpture -- Morisot's Wet nurse: the construction of work and leisure in impressionist painting -- Zuka's French Revolution: a woman's place is public space -- 1990s : Pornography as a decorative art: Joyce Kozloff's patterns of desire -- Starting from scratch: the beginnings of feminist art history -- Mary Cassatt's modernity -- Sylvia Sleigh: portraits of women artists and writers -- Deborah Kass: portrait of the artist as an appropriator -- 2000s : Jenny Saville: floating in gender nirvana -- Mary Frank: encounters -- Seeing beneath the surface (Kathleen Gilje) -- A rage to paint: Joan Mitchell and the issue of femininity -- Sam Taylor-Wood: when the stars weep -- Alice Neel -- Unholy postures: Kiki Smith and the body -- Sarah Lucas: God is Dad -- "Why have there been no great women artists?" thirty years after -- Women artists then and now: painting, sculpture, and the image of the self -- Cecily Brown: the erotics of touch -- Existence and beading: the work of Liza Lou -- Black, white, and uncanny: Miwa Yanagi's Fairy tale -- Old-age style: late Louise Bourgeois -- 2010s : Sophie Calle: word, image and the end of ekphrasis -- Ellen Altfest: a new, new realism -- Natalie Frank: the dark side of the fairy tale.
Women artists brings together thirty essential essays from throughout Linda Nochlin's career, including two written specially for this book, making this the definitive anthology of her writing about women in art.