Saturday, November 27, 2010

Notes on Romaine

The Shadowed Self: Androgyny and the Art of Romaine Brooks. Sherman Reed Anderson. 1999.

Notes on chapter 2: Self-Representation: Dandyism and Androgyny
  • I think one of the primary points of interest that draw me to the work and life of Romaine is that as a young female in contemporary society I can identify with the search for a sense of self.  I am intrigued and inspired by her journey of self-actualization and her path to finding her place in a society in which she did not fit the status quo.  
  • "Romaine came to realize that gender was essentially a public performance and that clothing has the ability to mark and mask the individual." Pg 53.

1 comment:

  1. Might be interested in my recent article on Romaine's Queer heroic portraits if you liked this. Journal of Lesbian Studies or you can get link at Http://