Art,Gender and Norms

Excerpt from Modern Art :The Men , The Movement,The Meaning (1934) (Thomas Craven):

“The artist is losing his masculinity.  The tendency of the Parisian system is to disestablish sexual characteristics, to merge the two sexes in an androgynous third, containing all that is offensive to both…fundamentally sexless from Picasso to Dufy…….In essence, it is an emasculated art, and art of fashions, styles, and ambiguous patterns. “

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