The Obstacle Race


If men and women are equally capable of genius, why have there been no female artists of the stature of Leonardo, Titian or Poussin? In seeking to answer this question, Germaine Greer introduces us to major but underestimated figures in the history of Western painting–Angelica Kauffmann, Natalia Goncharova, Suzanne Valadon, Berthe Morisot, Kathe Köllwitz–and produces a brilliantly incisive and richly illustrated study. She explains the obstacles as both external and surmountable and internal and insurmountable in the race for achievement.

Publisher: Book Club Associates
Date Published: 1980
Book Condition: Near fine hardcover in a very good dust jacket with only minor edge wear. Previous owner’s name on front endpaper

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