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The Changing Perception of the Female in Art

Summary: Essay examines the changing perception of the female in art and society's attitudes towards women. Although in the beginning the Female representation in art was the perceived values and beliefs of that society, it can be seen that as time has moved on, and art techniques and movements have changed, Artists have begun to separate themselves from society- painting and sculpting what they believe and value to be the Female form. We can only follow the perception of the female so far, before we reach this fork, and begin to see the individual's beliefs rather then the society's values, beliefs and perceptions.
Since the beginning of art, the female nude has always been a representation of societal beliefs and views- the female nude holds the key to important values of the time of which it has come from. It's a key to showing feminists and historians of our time the direct thoughts each society had about their women, whether those thoughts be centred on the mythological, the biblical, the sexual, or the inequalities experienced. Unbeknownst to most artists at the time they make these artworks, they are simply reflecting the world around them on to their canvas or sculpture. It's through looking at past artworks and the society's they communicate, that we today can fully comprehend the growth of the perception of the Female.

Ancient societys focused simply on the defining characteristic of all females; their ability to give life. In some cultures this placed an extreme importance on the...

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