Linda Nochlin’s article “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists.
Write an essay on Linda Nochlin’s article “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”
As you read Nochlin’s Essay, consider these questions:
What are some specific structural barriers that prohibited women from becoming artists before the contemporary era?
What are some reasons that Nochlin gives that explain why a few women were able to circumvent the patriarchy to become professional artists?
What are some notions and ideas that have privileged men as artists?
Write a 2-3 page (500-750 words) paper that considers the three questions listed above. Take care to include a thesis statement, or argument, in the introduction. Your thesis does not have to be limited to a single sentence, and should include some of the thoughts you have pertaining to the prompt questions. Use the introduction to state the thesis that you will defend in the body paragraphs.
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