Your reading for the week is Why have there been no great women artists? (Links to an external site.) by Linda Nochlin written in 1971. This is considered a seminal piece of feminist art history critique.
You only need to read the first section, “Why Have Their Been No Great Women Artists?” and stop at page 11.
Please be aware that many of my students often misinterpret Nochlin’s tone. She utilizes sarcasm and plays devil’s advocate. Pay close attention to when she is voicing her own true opinions and when she is mocking the false beliefs of others. If you have questions or concerns about understanding the reading please reach out to me. I am happy to talk it through.
Summarize Nochlin’s argument. What does she believe? Why does she think there have been no great women artists?
Then share your own opinion. Do you agree with Nochlin? Disagree? Why?
three small paragraphs is enough, it’s not a major assignment.