A great read. I must say, women are our pillars of strength. Clearly, Linda Nochlin looked at only one angle forgeting how powerful women are. Enjoy this. I did.
Why have there been no great women throughout history? I appropriate this question from Women Art and Power and Other Essays a book by Linda Nochlin. The question that was originally posed was: “why have there been no great women artists?”
This reading explores the reasons why women have not been in the spotlight throughout history and tries to answer this contentious question.
Firstly I would like to discuss the issue regarding the role of a woman in a patriarchal rule. The role, capabilities and even the story of women has always been told through the males perspective. As a result women have since been marginalised.
The ability of women has been suppressed by such a system. Only because she is of a weaker gender. I would like to stress the truth to that ideology – yes, women are generally weaker physically, however that notion doesn’t apply when we look…
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