maraudingcat's blog

Feminist chauvanist pigs?

When reading Benhabib's chapter on postmodernity and feminism(s), I was very intrigued by her analysis of the male gaze, and it's relevance to subversive feminist art.

Some interesting images we can look at...

I found Jameson's discussion on Warhol and Van Gogh particularly enlightening in illustrating the fundamentally distinct features of the modernism and postmodernism. In Van Gogh's work, we are connected to a particular moment in history; these peasant shoes are tied to the marginalized peasant, and its work is to compensate for this misery by creating a Utopia in the artwork.

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