Women’s Art has long been ignored, forgotten, destroyed or simply re-accredited to men. Many people assume women in the past have just not produced any good art. This is simply not the case. Throughout history many women did achieve notable success as artists within their own lifetimes, despite the many obstacles. However, history is written by the victors and in the battle of the sexes men have long been the victorious. The history of art, like all of history, systematically ignores female accomplishment. We can hardly expect to establish respectful relationships when we are daily reaffirming the superiority of males in every field of endeavour, including art.
Educational curriculum needs to be revised to include equal representation of women’s artistic endeavours, public galleries must be required to work towards equalising female representation in their collections and exhibitions and there needs to be a media campaign to raise the profile of women’s art.
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