Girlhood: Exploring “The Girl” in Art (Look Again) (Paperback)

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Hanging on the walls of galleries around the world are hundreds of works titled Portrait of a Girl. But what is the purpose of a Portrait of a Girl? What should she do, and who is she for? These are the questions that writer Claire Marie Healy explores in Girlhood.
Expressions of girlhood are shaped by art and visual culture as much as they are represented by them. Claire Marie Healy explores this relationship, guiding us through the making and meaning of girlhood in Britain’s national collection of art. She traces the journey of “the girl” in art, from a silent subject of portraiture to a self-expressive creator of self-portraiture. By studying the images that are made, shared, and collected by girls today, Girlhood invites us to readdress patriarchal art historical narratives and explore contemporary expressions of girlhood/s.
Includes Color Illustrations

About the Author

Claire Marie Healy is a writer and editor who explores the experiences of young women in her ongoing multimedia project, Girlhood Studies. Her work has been published by AnOther, BFI Publishing, and The Guardian, among others. She is currently contributing books editor at A24 and contributing editor at AnOther.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781849768634
ISBN-10: 1849768633
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Look Again