women women in art written by Jana May 30, 2007 This video about 500 years of women in art is gorgeous. You won’t regret watching it. Now I just wish there was a similar vid about 500 years of female artists. Share this:ShareEmailPinterestFacebookTwitterRedditPrint 6 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Jana previous post loss next post Platform 9 3/4 More Posts Like This One blogher period piece Because today we must all raise our glasses... gettin’ political francophilia & future dreams assertive women’s music real women Traveler’s Tales: “Divorced with two children” what are we teaching our daughters? 6 comments amelia May 30, 2007 - 10:29 pm hmm. the words that popped into my mind were more along the lines of bizarre and slightly creepy rather than gorgeous. :) but it does breeze by some truly gorgeous artwork. Reply journeygal May 31, 2007 - 3:21 am That was cool! I thought it was interesting how the early pictures were all looking into the distance, and then it transitioned into women painted so that they were looking straight at me. I’d love to see a similar one devoted to the portrayal of women in the media (i.e., photography and film) from the early 1900s on. Reply john.white May 31, 2007 - 4:24 pm The art is gorgeous. The effect of the video was to creep me out. Reply JohnR May 31, 2007 - 6:15 pm I wasn’t creeped out. The morphing created a visual connection between the portraits that I thought was revealing–perhaps more so than just flipping through them. But my biggest impression was one of overwhelming whiteness. Reply amelia June 1, 2007 - 5:58 am well it was almost exclusively western art, so i suppose the whiteness is not too surprising. especially since more contemporary art, which would be concurrent with growing awareness and value of diversity in western nations, tends to be less representational than earlier artistic movements. it would be interesting to see a more truly global compilation of women in art. Reply amelia June 1, 2007 - 6:02 am and as to the creepy-ness. that’s only partially due to the morphing as morphing. for me, it was also due to the feeling that all of the women in these many pieces of art (not to mention all the many other women in art not included) somehow got forced into one. the woman of art. which is troubling to me as a version of reducing all women into one representative woman. this is something that we generally do not do with men, but often do with minority groups, whether women or racial/ethnic minorities. it’s a powerful and too often innocuous form of opression. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.