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Great Housewives of Art

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Great Housewives of Art
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Published May 7th 1989 by Penguin Books (first published November 1st 1988)
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JOEY
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is like a Weird Al of modern art.
Pam
Apr 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: art, pam
This book of Sally Swain's artwork of famous artist's wives is cute and humorous. It is a parody on famous works by these artist so it is best "read", if that is the correct word as it only has photographs of her work, by people with some knowledge of art. The publisher chose a glossy black paper for this book, which while it shows off Swain's artwork brillantly, much of the white printed text had worn off and was unreadable. I missed not being able to read Sally Swain's bio in the front.
Karen
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
I flipped through this on a 15 minute reading break while wandering the stacks of Amherst College's library - I had to actively stifle my giggles, lest I be booted from The Silent floor, what a riot! Swain paints acutely smart reinterpretations of classic male artists, with a quiet and witty, though certainly not subtly, feminist insight. What was Mrs. Monet doing while her husband painted? It's worth a flip through on your study break to find out!
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Cute. Hilarious.
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