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Gwen John Alicia Foster

Gwen John

Alicia Foster

Published November 27th 1999
ISBN : 9780691029443
Paperback
80 pages
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From London in the 1890s to Paris in the early twentieth century, Gwen Johns career spanned some of the most exciting periods and places in cultural history. Demolishing the myth of Gwen John (1876-1939) as a recluse, this new survey explores theMoreFrom London in the 1890s to Paris in the early twentieth century, Gwen Johns career spanned some of the most exciting periods and places in cultural history. Demolishing the myth of Gwen John (1876-1939) as a recluse, this new survey explores the art world at the center of these cities and reveals the alliances and differences the artist had with her contemporaries. Johns representation of the female nude, her paintings of interiors, and the effects of her Catholic faith on her work are all considered. The author also discusses the key relationship between Johns position as a woman artist and her fascination with the portrayal of the female sitter.