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Gendered art and feminist theory 3 she appears not to have anticipated that it would become an iconic symbol for an entire generationnamely, the feminist artists of the 1970s. Tate glossary definition for feminist art art by women artists made consciously in the light of developments in feminist art theory since about 1970. They questioned the central place of the female nude in the western canon, asking why men and women are represented so differently. Sophia wallace, untitled (jiz lee), 2015 courtesy of the artist the show, entitled in the raw the female gaze on the nude, features women working with the female nude with very different political and aesthetic positions, but all. Hearkening back to the utopian ideals of early-20 th-century modernist movements, feminist artists sought to rewrite a falsely male-dominated art history as well as change the contemporary world around them through their art, focusing on intervening in the established art world and the art canons legacy, as well as in everyday social interactions. Art that seeks to challenge the dominance of men in both art and society, to gain recognition and equality for women artists, and to question assumptions about womanhood. Beginning in the 1960s and 1970s, feminist artists used a variety of mediumsincluding painting, performance art, and crafts historically considered womens workto make work aimed at ending sexism and oppression. As a classically trained artist myself i have a theory on why people make art using the nude. I think the first step in understanding the nude in art is to understand why people made them in the past, and why they continue to make them. Following a worldwide feminist movement in the later 20th century, women became a renewed topic for art and art history, giving rise to gender analysis of both artistic production and art historical discourse. feminist theory and advertisements visual studies ashley paige young the female body is constantly subjected to the judgmental gaze. Whether it be the gaze of a medic who defines the body as healthy or diseased, or the connoisseur who defines it as beautiful or ugly, the female body is caught in a perpetual cycle of judgment and categorization (1).