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I agree but I also think it has something to do with the way society has viewed women artists. For som many hundreds of years professions belonged only to men....women birthed and raised the children. Also, and sadly still so, women are not considered to be as good as men in art of any kind...just look at the history of male actors who played the parts of women for so long. They were, sadly, considered genetically inferior and simply unable to put the passion in their art that men could. Such is nonsence but it still has it's overtones present in the art circle. Up until rlelatively a few years ago women pursued art only as a passtime and parlor entertainment...painting was considered a must for a well educated, well bred woman woman and desirable as a cultured man's wife...not as something to be promoted but rather something to relish. This doesn't speak highly of the male dominence in our world but sadly still persists. It was a product of the times and customs which I am glad have changed. Who would have thought a hundred years ago that a woman, from India no less, would create and nurture a worldwide network of artists, muscians, actors etc. ? I am sure they could use some increase in marketing skills, but that is not all that is wrong. I'm glad it has changed and is changing. Tell the museum curators.
I also have worked on various projects to motivate women to express their talents....with slow success. I think that women (in general) are always on the verge of burn out from the many demands on their time. Men come home from work and usually put their feet up. Women come home from work and feed kids, husbands, animals and neighbors...while cleaning and preparing all the other thousands of things we are just naturally expected to do. Highly successful (in the outside of home world) women come home from work and manage charities and other social functions along with household management etc. Women at home spend SO much time trying to prove themselves okay for not working outside the home....that they are busy to distraction! Women are usually like a train engine with a LOT of diverse cars dragging behind. SO...when women have free time they concentrate on things like beauty and mindless things to help compensate for the burn out and stress. The other aspect I have seen when you take men out of a group is that women seem to need male affirmation to do anything that they do. It is hard for women to function in any capacity without some sort of male input. I think this is a powerful cultural trend that is very slowly changing. Talented female artists and authors in history seem to always die from exhaustion or some other horrible death. If they are really good then usually some man comes along and the woman gives up on her art for whatever reason. I think women just have a hard time embracing their talents and place in the world. I think I have forgot what the question was and may be getting off point, but I think that this is a multi faceted problem with no simple answer. AND...still within society.....if women are not "in their place" men get nervous and usually don't know what to do and go out of their way to either squash out the women's talent...or ignore it as a whole within society. Frankly, I think it has a lot to do with what I started saying....time! When do women have time to do art let alone market it? Usually not much!
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I think some times things are going totally different than what we are planning in this life.
Woman’s are thinking much about many aspects before they are taking a decision and this has to do with there emotional way of thinking.
Men do take risk, do not calculate as god as women and that is why you find the rate of success is higher than the women but the in the meantime the rate of lost is higher to.
I do not have much experience in online and virtual gallery system but in the realty I am having a good participation from women in my gallery till the mean time.
The Rearte gallery is a non profitable private initiative which was launched in order to give a chance for known and unknown artist to present themselves and there Work in an exclusive and representative atmosphere in Vienna - Austria. www.rearte-gallery.at
The main idea behind the Rearte gallery is to connect Artist from different countries and assist them to show there work in a group exhibition with other artist from the region (Austria).
On Dec. 2008 the Rearte Gallery was opened officially and despite the short period since that time I had 8 women participation versa 4 men participation in the Gallery activities.
I was reading the above comment of the other member and it is hard for me to understand why do women do not succeeds in reality
Marlene Dumas and Yayoi Kusama are some of the most expensive living artist in the world!,
Even expensier than "men's art", anyway, I haven't really checked prices on the artist or all the women since the neolithic to our days!, as far as I know there were many talented women throught the ages, that them works are expensive!. This is a good site to start! :) Have a nice day! http://www.wendy.com/women/artists.html
Sure. I fully agree with you. Women really dont know how to promote art or their writings like men do. But what is the solution?
Why cant we all join together and think of something- some outlet?
It is ridiculus to seperateart by gender in fact noart is complete without participation of women or vice versa