Jeliza Patterson

Posts tagged women artist

8 notes

The advantages of being a woman artist

  • Working without the pressure of success.
  • Not having to be in shows with men.
  • Having an escape from the art world in your four free-lance jobs.
  • Knowing your career might pick up after you’re eighty.
  • Being reassured that whatever kind of art you make it will be labeled feminine.
  • Not being stuck in a tenured teaching position.
  • Seeing your ideas live on in the work of others.
  • Having an opportunity to choose between career and motherhood.
  • Not having to smoke those big cigars or paint in Italian suits.
  • Having more time to work after your mate dumps you for someone younger.
  • Being included in revised versions of art history.
  • Not having to undergo the embarrassment of being called a genius.

 Guerrilla Girls, quoted in Whitney Chadwick Women, Art and Society

Filed under woman artist women artist guerilla girls feminism fine art