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Gluck : Art and Identity

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'Gluck’s stylized and severely masculine appearance always attracted as much attention as her similarly elegant paintings and is rightly given equal weight in a superbly illustrated collection of essays, Gluck: Art and identity' - TLS

A richly illustrated book exploring Gluck's life and work

Hannah Gluckstein (who called herself Gluck; 1895-1976) was a distinctive, original voice in the early evolution of modern art in Britain. This handsome exhibition catalogue for a show at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery presents a major reassessment of Gluck's life and work, examining, among other things, the artist's numerous personal relationships and contemporary notions of gender and social history. Gluck's paintings comprise a full range of artistic genres-still life, landscape, portraiture-as well as images of popular entertainers.

Financially independent and somewhat freed from social convention, Gluck highlighted her sexual identity, cutting her hair short and dressing as a man, and the artist is known for a powerful series of self-portraits that played with conventions of masculinity and femininity.

The catalogue features richly illustrated contributions by experts in dress history, gender studies and curatorship and is a timely and significant contribution to gender studies and to the understanding of a complex and important modern painter. 

One of the TLS 2017 Books of the Year.

  • Author: Amy de la Haye, professor of dress history and curatorship at London College of Fashion
  • Hardcover: 208 pages | 236 colour illustrations
  • Date published: November 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0300230482
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.7 cm

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