Linda Nochlin on The Body

Linda Nochlin

Renowned art historian and pioneering feminist Linda Nochlin explores how, from the late eighteenth century, fragmented, mutilated, and fetishized representations of the human body came to constitute a distinctively modern view of the world.

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Linda Nochlin

Author

Linda Nochlin (1931-2017), described by The New York Times as the “inventor of feminist art history,” was Lila Acheson Wallace professor emerita of modern art at the New York University Institute of the Fine Arts. She wrote extensively on issues of gender in art history and on 19th-century Realism. Her numerous publications include Women, Art and Power; Representing Women; Courbet; and Mise`re.