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Women in the Visual Arts
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Look Inside. Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists—from the 11th century to today—from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists. Rachel and her work have been featured in many… More about Rachel Ignotofsky. Read An Excerpt. Add to Cart. Also available from:.
Women in Art
Talking Point. With shifting political landscapes and women's marches happening around the world, how are women artists addressing their rights and identities, in their work and beyond? Hear how women artists, curators, and Tate Exchange Associates are making their voices heard in the art world. According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts , 51 per cent of visual artists today are women. But when it comes to exhibitions and gallery representation, the numbers tell a less optimistic story.
From ancient times to the present, women throughout the world have participated in the visual arts in diverse and stimulating ways. Whether as creators and innovators of numerous forms of artistic expression, important patrons and collectors, or significant contributors to the discipline of art history, women have been and continue to be integral to the institution of art. As a gendered discourse, art history has also contributed to the socially constructed sexual divisions of a patriarchal society. The majority of art historians have celebrated and privileged individual creativity as the apogee of artistic greatness, which they then assigned as the property of only a select masculinity.