Oprør i kvindekunst

Lærke Pedersen, Frida Julie Jessen, Anna Vibe Pedersen, Fie Friese, Sofie Dyjak, Karoline Berg Skyum, Maria Lind Mesterton & Mie Christensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Women have for centuries been the inferior sex in society’s view and they have had to claim their rightful place. The importance of this rebellion has shown itself on several arenas and we found it interesting to observe, analyse, and debate the expression through art. To achieve this knowledge we have chosen to analyse portraits from respectively Claude Cahun and Sarah Lucas. The reason for this selection is based on the different periods the female artists represent. To analyse these self-portraits we have chosen to use the model based on Panofsky’s theory of portrait analysis. The analysis is followed by a debate dealing with rebellion, strategies, purpose and how they have changed over time. This gave us an understanding of the different periods influ-ence on the rebellious expressions in the artistic work by Cahun and Lucas. We also learned that they both use rebellious strategies but in different ways to express their disagreement to the construction of gender in their respective periods. The elements of Cahun’s avantgardistic rebellion continues in modern art but can no longer be defined as true avant-garde in its original understanding.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 jan. 2014


  • kvindekunst
  • selvportræt
  • Kvindeoprør
  • kunst