Gluck: Art & Identity

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Hannah Gluckstein (who called herself Gluck; 1895-1976) was a distinctive, original voice in the early evolution of modern art in Britain. This book presents a major reassessment of Gluck’s life and work, examining, among other things, the artist’s numerous personal relationships and contemporary notions of gender and social history.

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Hannah Gluckstein (who called herself Gluck; 1895-1976) was a distinctive, original voice in the early evolution of modern art in Britain. This handsome book presents a major reassessment of Gluck’s life and work, examining, among other things, the artist’s numerous personal relationships and contemporary notions of gender and social history. Gluck’s paintings comprise a full range of artistic genres-still life, landscape, portraiture-as well as images of popular entertainers. Financially independent and somewhat freed from social convention, Gluck highlighted her sexual identity, cutting her hair short and dressing as a man, and the artist is known for a powerful series of self-portraits that played with conventions of masculinity and femininity. Richly illustrated, this volume is a timely and significant contribution to gender studies and to the understanding of a complex and important modern painter. 
 

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Weight 0.953 kg
Dimensions 25.4 × 17.8 × 2.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

759.2 (edition:23)

Readership

Professional and scholarly / Code: H