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By Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Claire L. Lyons, with an epilogue by Natalie Boymel Kampen

The articles in bare Truths exhibit the appliance of feminist concept to a various repertory of classical artwork: they give topical and arguable readings at the fabric tradition of the traditional Mediterranean. This quantity offers a well timed, provocative and fantastically illustrated re-examination of ways the problems of gender, identification and sexuality demonstrate 'naked truths' approximately basic human values and social realities, throughout the compelling symbolism of the physique.

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27. K. Clark, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form, New York, Pantheon Books, 1956, p. 1. Clark, The Nude, pp. 5–6. Clark, The Nude, p. 93. Clark, The Nude, p. 8. For an excellent (and positive) overview of Berger’s goals as well as his problematic oversimplification of a number of issues, see P. Fuller, Seeing Berger: A Reevaluation of Ways of Seeing, London, Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative, 1981 (pp. 3–4 on Clark); for a negative view of Berger’s overgeneralizations about the concepts “naked” and “nude,” and the construction of women’s social presence, see M.

Are they intellectually and emotionally torn as they identify with, but cannot fully live, male voyeurism? Can they negotiate a positive emotional path between their own reality and the male-centred depiction of them? Is the effect and significance of the oppressive male gaze really so straightforward? What kinds of images of women would actually address the female experience? In the early 1970s, American feminists began to ask such questions, and debate the possible answers, in colloquia concerned with gender and sexuality presented at College Art Association (CAA) conventions and elsewhere.

16 (2), pp. 24–8; L. Nead, The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity, and Sexuality, New York, Routledge, 1992; Nochlin, “Women, Art, and Power;” Nochlin, “Eroticism and Female Imagery;” Owens, “The Discourse of Others;” Pointon, Naked Authority, G. ”, in Betterton, Looking On, pp. 40–8; L. Tickner, “The Body Politic: Female Sexuality and Women Artists Since 1970,” in Betterton, Looking On, pp. 235–53. For early comparisons with nudes in low art and advertisements, see P. Holland, “The Page Three Girl Speaks to Women, Too,” in Betterton, Looking On, pp.

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