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A critical depiction of a contemporary construction of femininity and an understanding of a woman's inner world and cycles through the medium of sculpture

Laura Krajnc (2020) A critical depiction of a contemporary construction of femininity and an understanding of a woman's inner world and cycles through the medium of sculpture. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Feminist art is an artistic political movement that arised as an expression of feminism. It shows and analyzes what it means to be a woman and a female artist within the confines of a patriarchal culture. Feminist artists talk about women and strive for their emancipation, rights and autonomy. Feminist art has got both a critical social and an aesthetic dimension. Feminist artists have sought to relate to women's cultural traditions through the use of various materials and techniques. They employ unconventional soft, used, organic and natural materials, as well as unconventional techniques related to female cultural practices. In my thesis I criticize the contemporary construction of femininity as portayed by the media, and the objectification of women and their bodies through a consideration of my own artworks and the artworks of other artists. I also consider taboos concerning numerous aspects of femininity (particularly menstrual blood) and female intimacy, and the related physical and psychological processes that women are most often forced to process on their own, hidden from the eyes of society. I also point out the subordination of female natural cyclic time to the social construct of linear time.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: feminism, feminist art, sculpture, textiles and fabric in art, contemporary construction of femininity, taboos about women
    Number of Pages: 61
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    prof. mag. Roman MakšeMentor
    prof. dr. Marjan ŠimencComentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/20060419
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 6255
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 09:59
    Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 09:59
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/6255

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