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Room 104.07 The Feminist Revolution

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The feminist movement really opened up research into subjectivity in the arts. From investigation of intimate detail right up to general social demands, feminism found in art history some basic material for the rewriting of gender. For centuries, identification had been imposed between the real world and its representations: all images basically began from a patriarchal, phallocentric vision of the world that had constantly denied women the ability to represent themselves, to take control not only of their decisions (political, legal and egalitarian financial representation) but also of their image (since art history relegated them to the role of objects).