Tan Men/Pale Women: Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach (Hardback)

Mary Ann Eaverly

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Language: English Brand New Book. One of the most obvious stylistic features of Athenian black-figure vase painting is the use of colour to differentiate women from men. By comparing ancient art in Egypt and Greece, Tan Man/Pale Women uncovers the complex history behind the use of colour to distinguish between genders, without focusing on race. Author Mary Ann Eaverly considers the significance of this overlooked aspect of ancient art as an indicator of underlying societal ideals about the role and status of women. Such a commonplace method of gender differentiation proved to be a complex and multivalent method for expressing ideas about the relationship between men and women, a method flexible enough to encompass differing worldviews of Pharaonic Egypt and Archaic Greece. Does the standard indoor/outdoor explanation--women are light because they stay indoors--hold true everywhere, or even, in fact, in Greece? How natural is colour-based gender differentiation, and, more critically, what relationship does colour-based gender differentiation have to views about women and the construction of gender identity in the ancient societies that use it? The depiction of dark men and light women can, as in Egypt, symbolise reconcilable opposites and, as in Greece, seemingly irreconcilable opposites where women are regarded as a distinct species from men. Eaverly challenges traditional ideas about colour and gender in ancient Greek painting, reveals an important strategy used by Egyptian artists to support pharaonic ideology and the role of women as complementary opposites to men, and demonstrates that rather than representing an actual difference, skin colour marks a society s ideological view of the varied roles of male and female. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : One of the most obvious stylistic features of Athenian black-figure vase painting is the use of colour to differentiate women from men. By comparing ancient art in Egypt and Greece, Tan Man/Pale Women uncovers the complex history behind the use of colour to distinguish between genders, without focusing on race. Author Mary Ann Eaverly considers the significance of this overlooked aspect of ancient art as an indicator of underlying societal ideals about the role and status of women. Such a commonplace method of gender differentiation proved to be a complex and multivalent method for expressing ideas about the relationship between men and women, a method flexible enough to encompass differing worldviews of Pharaonic Egypt and Archaic Greece. Does the standard indoor/outdoor explanation--women are light because they stay indoors--hold true everywhere, or even, in fact, in Greece? How "natural" is colour-based gender differentiation, and, more critically, what relationship does colour-based gender differentiation have to views about women and the construction of gender identity in the ancient societies that use it?

The depiction of dark men and light women can, as in Egypt, symbolise reconcilable opposites and, as in Greece, seemingly irreconcilable opposites where women are regarded as a distinct species from men. Eaverly challenges traditional ideas about colour and gender in ancient Greek painting, reveals an important strategy used by Egyptian artists to support pharaonic ideology and the role of women as complementary opposites to men, and demonstrates that rather than representing an actual difference, skin colour marks a society's ideological view of the varied roles of male and female.

A propos de l'auteur: Mary Ann Eaverly is Associate Professor of Classics and Chair of the Department of Classics at University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

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Titre : Tan Men/Pale Women: Color and Gender in ...
Éditeur : The University of Michigan Press
Date d'édition : 2013
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Description du livre The University of Michigan Press. Hardback. État : new. BRAND NEW, Tan Men/Pale Women: Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach, Mary Ann Eaverly, One of the most obvious stylistic features of Athenian black-figure vase painting is the use of colour to differentiate women from men. By comparing ancient art in Egypt and Greece, Tan Man/Pale Women uncovers the complex history behind the use of colour to distinguish between genders, without focusing on race. Author Mary Ann Eaverly considers the significance of this overlooked aspect of ancient art as an indicator of underlying societal ideals about the role and status of women. Such a commonplace method of gender differentiation proved to be a complex and multivalent method for expressing ideas about the relationship between men and women, a method flexible enough to encompass differing worldviews of Pharaonic Egypt and Archaic Greece. Does the standard indoor/outdoor explanation--women are light because they stay indoors--hold true everywhere, or even, in fact, in Greece? How "natural" is colour-based gender differentiation, and, more critically, what relationship does colour-based gender differentiation have to views about women and the construction of gender identity in the ancient societies that use it? The depiction of dark men and light women can, as in Egypt, symbolise reconcilable opposites and, as in Greece, seemingly irreconcilable opposites where women are regarded as a distinct species from men. Eaverly challenges traditional ideas about colour and gender in ancient Greek painting, reveals an important strategy used by Egyptian artists to support pharaonic ideology and the role of women as complementary opposites to men, and demonstrates that rather than representing an actual difference, skin colour marks a society's ideological view of the varied roles of male and female. N° de réf. du libraire B9780472119110

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