Modernism and Feminism Representations of Women in Modernist Art and Literature


  • Mane Khachibabyan American University of Armenia



modernism, feminism, gender, art, artists, painters, Marie Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Virginia Woolf, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, degradation, isolation, boredom


This article demonstrates the place and role of the image of women in modernist art and literature, mainly focusing on Impressionism and Post-impressionism. It discusses the unique works of modernist painters and writers (Marie Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso and Virginia Woolf) to explore how modernist art and literature both defined, reflected and shaped gender roles. The article discourses on the representations of feminist views and gender inequality in the works of some modernist artists.


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Author Biography

Mane Khachibabyan, American University of Armenia

Senior at American University of Armenia


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How to Cite

Khachibabyan, M. (2016). Modernism and Feminism Representations of Women in Modernist Art and Literature. WISDOM, 6(1), 118–124.