An accompanying blog to the twitter account
The Roman writer Pliny the Elder (23 – 79 AD) noted the first ever artist as being a woman called Dibutades…This, it seems, was enough for Western art history to shut down on the subject of women artists for the next 2000 years …. Until, that is, feminist art historians, in the late 20th century, began to unmask a hidden history of systematic female artistic suppression and exclusion….
In turn, despite an ongoing restrictive cultural landscape, women globally have continued to create.
This blog is to explore the art women make by looking at art history, at individual artists/artworks, at female representation and many other aspects which may come under the heading #womensart….
Hope you enjoy it.