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Unformatted text preview: paintings to convey this idea about women as being naturalistic and beautiful. The Muted Other, by Natalie Boymel Kampen, is relevant to Nochlins article because Kampen writes about how the classification of art helps the viewer form in his/her mind the meaning of the work and the representation of society in a particular time period. Both authors mention that the portrayal of women in art changes over time, and that by the late 18 th century, artwork showed women as having the ability to be heroic and morally respected due to the rise in female achievements and a shift in philosophical thinking. The mentality changed from creating provocative art for the viewing pleasure of men, to focusing on the beauty of the female in art itself as a reflection of natures beauty....
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