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Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 3, No. 7, September 1978 - Page 6. September 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1164/show/1160.

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Title Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 3, No. 7, September 1978
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date September 1978
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women
  • Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • Houston, Texas
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Language English
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Transcript 'They held to their own visions at all costs.' dealt with as the "deliberate dilettantes," not for any lack of sincerity in their work, but for "their eccentricities, their reluctance to exhibit, and their absence of identification with any school of painting." They held to their own visions at all costs. In the avant-garde group, the biographical sketches point up the artists' deep identification with contemporary art movements and also their relationships with male artists. Briefly sketched are the associations of Carrington and Mark Gert- ler, Gabriele Munter and Wassily Kandin- sky, Sonia and Robert Delauney, who together invented Orphism, and Paula Modersohn Becker and Otto Modersohn. Kathe Kollwitz merits the title "giant of our century" with her work that sought to relate the artist to society, the personal to the political. She survived the struggle to balance the demands of her family and her art by achieving the difficult perspective that "as you, the children of my body, have been my tasks, so too are my other works." Her posters were effective tools of political education calling attention to the needs of her people. Hunger, alcoholism, abortion, the need for children's playgrounds, worker safety and aid to Russia were all issues she dealt with, producing inexpensive prints so that workers could afford them. The contemporary section, due to the limited compass of the book, focuses on a small number of examples from Surrealism (a special treat in this section is the selection of works by Remedios Varos, reproduced for the first time in an English text), Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Photo Realism and Feminist Art. The focus of Feminist Art is on sharing. Judy Chicago's abstract but "openly subject-matter oriented" images make concrete political statements; Miriam Schapiro combines architectonic forms with patterned fabrics and makes her own personal statement about the interaction between feminism and art; and Mary Beth Edelson's Blood Mysteries seeks to involve the viewer as participant in a kind of ongoing creation of the work. It is the isolation felt by women artists that gives this need to share, to reach out, its significance. Among the 330 illustrations are twenty- seven telling self-portraits; images that are like mirrors into the past, and at the same time, reflections of ourselves. From Artemisia Gentileschi to Therese Schwartze, women painted themselves at their work. It is a source of strength to identify with these women who portrary themselves, brushes in hand, working at their art, proudly proclaiming their own identity. For artists such as Kathe Kollwitz, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and Suzanne Valadon, self-portraiture was a means of self-exploration. Frida Kahlo expressed her most intimate concerns powerfully through self- portraiture, and made it her oeuvre. An appendix recounts the achievements of women artists of China from 3000 B.C. when the legendary Yellow Emperor's consort invented and taught to the people the techniques of spinning, dyeing and weaving silk, through the lineage of great calligraphers, to the social realism of the twentieth century. WOMEN ARTISTS does not attempt to relate the works of women to those of men in corresponding periods or to make formal analyses of the works. What Petersen and Wilson have given us is an invaluable insight into our artistic heritage and into the lives of each of these women— their strengths, their weaknesses, their human spirit. ^Uinays30%to 60% Off Casual Women's Wear... Jhafs JCinda Jfarazyl Are we nuts to sell for less? Not really. 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