|Gustave Courbet - Woman with White Stockings, 1861|
|Gustave Courbet - Young Woman by the Seine, 1856|
This chapter of Berger's book is made entirely of pictures, with no text at all. I think that a lot of these pictures and paintings are strong enough by themselves, therefore don't need words to go with them. I feel like Berger many have left them text-less so that the text wouldn't take you away from the picture, or give you a different opinion on what you see for yourself. These paintings would have been originally hung on a wall, everything around it would have made up the picture and made it feel a different way if it was viewed somewhere else, this could of changed the meaning of the image. They would also been unique to one place, paintings lost something once cameras made them reproducible.
|William Blake - Europe Supported by Africa and America, 1796|
|William Blake - Mildew Blighting Ears of Corn|
|William Blake - Pity, 1795|
The paintings in this chapter are from 1790-1890 most of them are portrait paintings of women. Showing feminism, the female form, and the roles of woman in the early 19th Century.
Images scanned in off hand out.