chapter  9
5 Pages

The First Responses

ByKarina Jakubowicz

Griselda Pollock's Vision and Difference was generally welcomed by other researchers in the field of art history. Despite its popularity, Vision and Difference has been subject to criticism, some of which is leveled at the style of the work. Works such as Vision and Difference demonstrated how "knowledge is shaped in relations of power and invested with interests, political, ideological and psychological". She argued that this forms the basic premise of many other approaches to art history and the humanities, and relates it to more than just a feminist argument. Many feminist art historians would identify with the ideas expressed in Vision and Difference. Many feminist art historians would identify with the ideas expressed in Vision and Difference. Griselda Pollock's ideas were sustained and accepted in part because of the combined work of other feminist art historians, such as Rozsika Parker, Fred Orton, Laura Mulvey, and Lucy Lippard.