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Title: Desnudo e identidad en la obra de Anita Steckel y Joan Semmel
Author: Ramírez Muñoz, Miguel Ángel
Tutor: Campàs Montaner, Joan  
Keywords: Anita Steckel
Joan Semmel
gender studies
Issue Date: Feb-2020
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Abstract: The work of two prominent figures in the American feminist movement is analysed: Anita Steckel and Joan Semmel, who are linked not only chronologically but also through their membership of a group with a strong claim to fame: the Light Censorship Group. This group expresses the convergence of a whole series of socio-cultural movements that took place in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s and that were expressed artistically during the following two decades. Their only formal unifying element was the free expression of a sexualized nude, starring women. Steckel's work fuses a drawing on a photographic background, thus generating Dadaist style collages, which provoke a recontextualization of the photographic elements to tell us about the male-dominated power relations. It presents little thematic and formal variation over time. Semmel's work is characterized by a realistic painting, with intense colors, in which female sexuality is shown from the woman's own point of view, with a great component of self-representation. With greater chronological variations than those of Steckel (the artist lives today). The present work aims to show how these thematic and formal differences are the result of an identity discourse shaped by the personal experiences of these artists, differences related to Jewish identity, and to the different currents present within a feminist movement, the latter strongly influenced by the revolutionary movements that affected post-war American society.
Language: Spanish
Appears in Collections:Gender studies Final projects
Bachelor thesis, research projects, etc.

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