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. It took the intervention of feminism in the late 20th century to begin to reframe the discipline.
Women in Art
20 Best Female Artists of All time - Most Influential Female Artists Through History
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. 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. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts--from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo.
The 20 Female Artists You Need to Know
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.
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. Shop Our Holiday Gift Guide.