Mythology and Misogyny: The Social Discourse of Nineteenth-Century British Classical-Subject Painting

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19th century British classical subject or mythological paintings have traditionally been viewed as little more than decorative canvases. In this work, the author claims these paintings are something more - an integral part of a broad-based value system that reinforced patriarchal dominance by inculcating misogynistic and gynophobic attitudes among the broad public.

Mythology and Misogyny: The Social Discourse of Nineteenth-Century British Classical-Subject Painting 2013, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison

ISBN-13: 9780299115302

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