Articles Worth Reading: “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” by Laura Mulvey

In this essay, Laura Mulvey discusses how popular films and film makers, like Hitchcock and von Sternberg, have perpetuated patriarchal ideologies in their own films. Taking a Freudian approach to her examination of American cinema, Mulvey finds that films are specifically made with a male audience in mind. The function of the female character in … Continue reading

Articles Worth Reading: “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” by Linda Nochlin

In this essay, Linda Nochlin highlights and elaborates upon the reasons ‘why there have been no great women artists.’ Overall, I have always found Nochlin’s argument truthful and straightforward, as she attempts to answer the question she poses. What I have always enjoyed about her argument is that she openly states to the audience, from … Continue reading

Articles Worth Reading: ‘Art and Culture’ by Clement Greenberg

The champion of Abstract Expressionism, Clement Greenberg, explains in his essay the misconception about Abstract art and why, in reality (or his reality) it is not that much different from representational art, the traditionally favored form of painting and sculpture. One of the major points Greenberg made was that ‘Art is a matter strictly of … Continue reading