Sunday, February 07, 2010

Women in Art

One of the things I wanted to do in Paris was visit the exhibition of women artists at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Early in the exhibition is a poster pointing out that while only a small percentage of art in museums is by women artists, almost all the nudes are women. So here we are with a giant museum full of women artists--where are the male nudes? Women artists in the twentieth century seem obsessed with the politics of gender, with the condition of being female.

Of course the art work that is the Centre is the most fascinating. I will have to return before I leave.

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