Marking 50 years since the publication of noted sexologist Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human. Start by marking Feminine Persuasion: Art and Essays on Sexuality as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This beautifully illustrated book showcases five centuries of diverse visual interpretations of female sexuality collected by The Kinsey Institute, and includes work by the contemporary artists Mariette Pathy Allen, Ghada Amer, Patty Chang, Judy Chicago, Renee Cox, Judy Dater, Nancy Davidson, Nicole Eisenman, Laura Letinsky, and Frank Yamrus. In addition to more than 45 color and halftone plates, Feminine Persuasion features two scholarly essays that place this wide-ranging work in context.
Additional Info: 1. Stirratt, Betsy. 2. Johnson, Catherine. 4. Indiana University, Bloomington.
In 1953, the noted sexologist Alfred Kinsey published Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. The book confronted a culture that had centered its marketing on homemaking, marriage, and motherhood-all making way for the returning soldier-and revealed the realities of the feminine experience, which were dramatically different than previously thought. In two essays and 45 plates of visual artworks, we re-encounter the feminine world that Kinsey sought so genuinely to understand, complete with the contemporary and increasingly problematic milieu that developed in the decades following his career.
Betsy Stirratt, from the Foreword. The goal is that the essays, the book as a whole, and the exhibition will serve as catalysts for further discussion about the nature of humour and its relationship to human sexual Behavior and expression. Catherine Ann Johnson is Curator of Art, Artifacts, and Photography, The Kinsey Institute. Betsy Stirratt is Director ofthe School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University. is Director of The Kinsey Institute.
Betsy Stirratt, Indiana University, Fine Art Department, Faculty Member. Studies Art, Contemporary Art, and New Media Art. Betsy Stirratt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned a BFA from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She received an MFA from Indiana University in 1983, and worked as a graphic designer for the Pan American Games, IBM Corporation and other clients. She has been the Director of the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University in Bloomington since 1987. moreBetsy Stirratt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned a BFA from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Feminine Persuasion: Art and Essays on Sexuality. Published February 1st 2003 by Indiana University Press.
Catherine Johnson, Betsy Stirratt, John Bancroft. From an 'interview' with 'Dr. Frieda Tingle, the world's leading expert on sex' to essays on 'Humor in the Eight-Pagers' and 'Gershon Legman, Lord of the Lewd,' this collection of words and images showcases the various aspects of humor and sexuality. A special exhibition of 'Sex and Humor' has been put together by The Kinsey Institute from its vast collection of silly greeting cards, naughty objects, cartoons, artwork, jokes, and toys
Betsy Stirratt received her MFA from Indiana University in 1983. Her work has been exhibited in over a hundred solo and group exhibitions, including shows at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, and at White Columns and Art in General in New York. Other venues include the City Gallery at Chastain in Atlanta, the Indiana State Museum and galleries in Houston, Los Angeles and Mexico City among others
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Betsy Stirratt is the Founding Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington. As Director, she has curated numerous exhibitions including Personal: Selections from the Robert J. Shiffler Collection, and Human Nature. Her work has been exhibited widely, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, White Columns and Art in General, New York, The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, among others. She is the recipient of several grants, including a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the Indiana Arts Commission and the American Craft Council. College of Arts + Sciences. Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design.