Karen's Studio Blog
Women Artists in the Age of ImpressionismDec 14, 2017 karenlynnlink
Greetings and salutations,
My husband and I spent yesterday afternoon wandering around the Denver Art Museum's exhibition Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. We spent close to three hours in just one walk through. The work in the exhibition was absolutely amazing and well worth the time and money. Besides quantity, the quality of the work was amazing. Such beautiful landscapes and portraits of every type imaginable.
The exhibition catalogue is going to be one of my Christmas presents and I'm looking forward to reading more about these artists and having more time to study their work in 2018. Unfortunately, viewing work in a book or on the internet is just not the same as viewing these wonderful pieces in person.
After all this time these artists are still marginalized in an exhibtion for women artists. One of the artists whose work was included in this exhibition remarked, paraphrasing, that she is looking forward to the day that the term women artists would sound as strange as the term male artists.
Unfortunately, that time is not now. Wouldn't it be amazing to have a historical exhibition where examples of both sexes' work were exhibited side by side without explanation or rationalization as to why women were included? That indeed would really be revolutionary.
Take care and have a beautiful day,