The Obstacle Race - The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work

Author(s): Germaine Greer

History & Theory

If men and women are equally capable of genius, why have there been no female artists of the stature of Leonardo, Titian or Poussin? In seeking to answer this question, Germaine Greer introduces us to major but underestimated figures in the history of Western painting--Angelica Kauffmann, Natalia Goncharova, Suzanne Valadon, Berthe Morisot, Kathe Köllwitz--and produces a brilliantly incisive and richly illustrated study. She explains the obstacles as both external and surmountable andinternal and insurmountable in the race for achievement.

Name on front endpaper


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780436187995
  • : Secker & Warburg
  • : Secker & Warburg
  • : March 1997
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 373
  • : Germaine Greer
  • : Hardback