the reality of the situation,
an idea, ...
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How many women have really become part of the history of art?
Memory, as indeed the collective imagination, is crowded with masculine names: Raffaello, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Monet, van Gogh, Picasso, ... visionaries capable of expressing art at its highest emotional forms.
And what about women artists? Until the sixteenth century, they were bound to Arts considered minor such as embroidery, weaving, miniature. Unfortunately it has not changed much over time. With the exception of some rare semi-unknown to the most examples (Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, ...), Women, for centuries, have been excluded from the world of Art.
Coming to the nineteenth century, many women artists are remembered and evoked more as “inspiring muses„* of great male artists and not as established artists with their own influence (Camille Claudel • Rodin, Jeanne Hèbuterne • Modigliani, …), but at least Art is no longer a world for men only. Great women artists impose themselves with their own works and personalities, such as Tamara de Lempicka or Frida Kahlo, ust to name a few.
Things start to change radically in the new millennium. The artist is no longer Man or Woman is just an “Artist„ ... with only one difference: to make himself known, a woman artist simply has to work three times harder than her male counterpart.
* muses were minor deities who belonged to the god Apollo.
feminineArt.org is a no-profit project that aims to spread and promote, at national and international level, contemporary art, declining it to the feminine, in its broadest definition.
The project in brief ( PDF - update 20.09.2018)
The project is in start-up phase and will be on line shortly.