Houpert, Carol Beer (2004) Female body and identity : a critical reflection into the art of mid-life. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
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This thesis articulates how my own artwork/artistic process is part of a lifelong narrative about my female body and identity, which has unfolded within a patriarchal society and its language. This project of articulation is supported by two related activities. First, I compare my current artwork and life narrative, which are focused on mid-life and menopause, with those of artist Pauline Aitken. Second, by using selected literature from feminist art scholarship, I interpret and contextualise key themes of my own and Aitken's artworks and life narratives. I show how gender influences the woman artist's intent and process: her choice of subject matter and materials, and the resulting narrative. I examine how other women artists and I create a visual vocabulary that is true to our female identities, a vocabulary that can withstand the language of our patriarchal society. This thesis concludes with critical reflections on my own art learning experiences.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education|
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Authors:||Houpert, Carol Beer|
|Pagination:||vii, 60 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Program:||Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Aitken, Pauline|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||18 Aug 2011 14:15|
|Last Modified:||18 Aug 2011 15:46|
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