18 | Gendered Art - both past & present

18 | Gendered Art - both past & present

We're closing out June with a discussion on gender in art. This topic could cover the entirety of art history, but we're traveling back to the nineteenth-century to see how artists and our culture define masculinity and femininity. Then we fast-forward to artists in the present day to see how artists are displaying complex and layered versions of gender. 



Old School - Gender in the past


Define: masculine 

Richard Prince (1949- )


Define: femininity 

Martha Rosler (1943- )


Kent Monkman (1965- )

History is Painted by the Victors, 2013, acrylic on canvas - full image 


Lissa Rivera 


Links / articles mentioned

Construction Gender - MoMA Learning

Alison W. Chang - How Women of the 19th Century Were Cast as Dangerous Vampires and Femmes Fatales - Artsy.net

Alice J. Walkiewicz - Gender in 19th Century Art - Art History Teaching Resources 

Fellipe Eloy Teixeira Albuquerque - Contemporary art and construction gender equality 

Linda Nochlin - Gericault, or the Absence of Women

Robert Everett-Green - Kent Monkman: A trickster with a cause crashes Canada's 150th birthday party - The Globe and Mail

Kent Monkman's website 

Making Miss Chief - The National Museum of the American Indian

Lissa Rivera's website  

Aline Smithson - Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy - Lenscratch 

Lissa Rivera: Confessions are Sonnets - Metal Magazine

Understanding Non-Binary People - National Center for Transgender Equality 

19 | Digital Desire - Post-Internet Art

19 | Digital Desire - Post-Internet Art

17 | Art Heists - please don't burn the art

17 | Art Heists - please don't burn the art