AGNES GUND ON FEMALE ARTISTS
Agnes Gund's "Fame, Fortune and the Female Artist" expresses the constant concern for female artists in the art world. What have they gone? Who are the great female artists? While times continue to change and women find a better foothold in the art world, female artists are still under represented.
"She [Linda Nochlin] examined theories about differences between women and men artists in themes, or materials, or ways of working; she determined that art-making was not notably characterized by gender. Nochlin proposed a far more revolutionary theory: that "...our institutions and our educations...," our very expectations, keep women's creativity down. Women fail, very simply, if they have no guidance and friendships in art, if they are not perceived as, or permitted to be, artists, and if they have no institutional access. That judgment led to new ways of thinking about the art world and the roles within it for women."
Read the full article by Agnes Gund here.
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