fem-movement - Kara Walker and Venessa Beecroft Feminism in...

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Kara Walker and Venessa Beecroft Feminism in art has been shown threw all of the movements, yet more so in some than others. In the text Ways of Seeing by John Berger he goes into the reason for females in artwork and how they were used as a status symbol for years. While there are other artists that look at it a little different: like Kara Walker with her figures all in black and Venessa Beecroft with her nude female performance art. In the text Ways of Seeing chapter three goes into feminism and how females are used in pieces of art. In the book it talks about when females were used in the art they were meant to show ownership. First off they were always facing the viewer in order to show that the viewer had the right to almost own the female in the painting. Also having the female exposed always made it for the man’s enjoyment. Mainly because Females were owned by them so they had to serve them. It defiantly shows how times have changed being that the book was first published in 1972. The book almost put a reality check on the fact that females weren’t always treated nearly
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