The One-Eyed World of Germaine Greer

Brigid Brophy

  • The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work by Germaine Greer
    Secker, 373 pp, £12.50, November 1979, ISBN 1 86064 677 8

‘Why portable paintings have acquired such prestige is not immediately obvious, especially because we have all grown up taking their prestigiousness for granted and calling other art forms, including the massive ones of architecture and gardening, minor arts.’ With this one sentence Germaine Greer provokes several queries and a vehement expostulation.

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