Help me out. Women are stereotypically the emotional half of the human species. We are sensitive little flowers until we are scorned, and then we are likened to snarling creatures of other species. We naturally want to delve deep into the psyche of our partners, and insist on knowing how they tick when our male counterparts are far more interested in satisfying a more singular desire. We have a propensity for stubbornness and tenacity because we concoct such complicated goddam reasoning in our heads the likes of which no poor man could ever be expected to untangle.
Why then, is it that there are a disproportionate number of men as artists compared to women and always have been? Artists, in theory, should be sensitive and introspective seeing what others do not, no? Don’t artists bring new interpretations to the table? Aren’t artists stereotyped as being just a tad CRAZY???? I rest my case. Now. I became a painter when I was not working because my son was little. While he was in school I had time to take classes and learn to paint. Lots of moms do this. I know, because as an instructor now, 95% of my students are women.
What’s up with this? Why have men dominated art history? Why do men dominate the pages of the art magazines today? I really do want to know your opinion. As long as it agrees with mine. Just kidding.
I do not want any hate mail please, from men or women. I will delete you like a fly zapper.