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Andrew Hottle's The Art of the Sister Chapel: "Exemplary Women, Visionary PDF

By Andrew Hottle

ISBN-10: 1472421396

ISBN-13: 9781472421395

The Sister Chapel (1974-78) used to be a tremendous collaborative deploy that materialized on the top of the women?s paintings stream. Conceived as a nonhierarchical, secular commemoration of lady function versions, The Sister Chapel consisted of an eighteen-foot summary ceiling that hung above a round association of 11 huge canvases, each one depicting the status determine of a heroic lady. the alternative of topic used to be left completely to the writer of every paintings. accordingly, the work shaped a visually cohesive staff with out compromising the distinctiveness of the artists. modern and ancient girls, deities, and conceptual figures have been portrayed by means of exclusive ny painters-Alice Neel, may well Stevens, and Sylvia Sleigh-as good as their entire yet much less trendy colleagues. one of the function versions depicted have been Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo, Betty Friedan, Joan of Arc, and a feminine incarnation of God. even though final exhibited in 1980, The Sister Chapel has lingered within the minds of paintings historians who proceed to notice its importance as an exemplar of feminist collaboration. in line with previously-unpublished archival fabrics and that includes dozens of rarely-seen artworks, this accomplished research info the interesting background of The Sister Chapel, its constituent work, and its formidable creators.

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