Linder, Untitled, 1977, photomontage, 32.9 X 21.5 cm, Tate, London.




Photomontage, Feminism, Pornography.

MA thesis  by Lilac Madar

Tel-Aviv University

The David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of the Arts

The Department of Art History

Prepared under the guidance of

Dr. Vered Maimon

March 2015

The research for this paper was financially supported by Yad Hanadiv Academic excellence  scholarship for photography research in Tel-Aviv University.


My thesis focuses on how three artists (Hannah Höch; Richard Hamilton; Linder.), during three different periods of the 20th century, have used fragments of the mass media, via photomontage, to display representations of the female body to subvert the values and ideologies that lay in those images. This thesis addresses feminist issues and the way they are reflected in selected photomontages in which the female body both reflects the ideals of fetishism in society while at the same time undermining its conventions.


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