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Why The Bias?

Why have women been drastically underrepresented in art history? At Repaint History we are unearthing these reasons and challenging the status quo. These reasons vary from women only being allowed to paint subjects that embody feminine traits during the Renaissance era, to historians omitting their work simply because they were women, to bias of art collectors and buyers.


The truth is that women have never been treated equally in the art world. Assembled By the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Today women remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses. 


Hidden images indicate that the proto-feminist painter’s portrait of Saint Catherine was actually a a depiction of herself.

Newly Discovered Drawings Beneath a Work by Artemisia Gentileschi Suggest She Often Used Herself as a Model


Empowered By Victoria Beckham, 'Old Master' Women Painting Astonishes With World Record At Sotheby's 

Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun’s imposing, life-sized “Portrait of Muhammad Dervish Khan” sold for $7.2 million last night at Sotheby’s New York, exceeding the high end estimate...


Female artists have sales revenge

Women’s art has long been undervalued and airbrushed from history but now prices are rising as galleries and auction houses seek to diversify

'There's never been a great woman artist' 
So says the critic Brian Sewell, and the art market seems to agree, with men's work commanding millions more at auction. 

Jemima Kirke best known as Jessa Johansson in the HBO series, Girls in collaboration with Tate Museum 
In this five minute video Kirke looks at the changing role of female artists in a male dominated art world over the centuries - and how some of them eventually took on the establishment in the 1970s. 

Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World
Researchers studied nearly 2 million art auction sales and found paintings by women fetched less money than paintings by men. Disparities that plague parts of the economy also affect the art world.

Gender Imbalance In The Art Museum And Gallery Worlds
It seems that we gallerists need to do more to encourage gender parity in our exhibition programming. And even, or perhaps controversially, to self-correct by putting more female artists on our rosters and walls.

What’s the biggest problem with women artists? None of them can actually paint, says Georg Baselitz
Women cannot paint well, despite making up the majority of art students, according to one of Europe’s pre-eminent post-war artists. Germany’s Georg Baselitz has dismissed centuries of female artists at a stroke – from Artemisia Gentileschi and Frida Kahlo to Bridget Riley and Paula Rego – in his claim that women lack the basic character to become great painters.

More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil
Artemisia Gentileschi turned the horrors of her own life – repression, injustice, rape – into brutal biblical paintings that were also a war cry for oppressed women. Why has her extraordinary genius been overlooked?

Saatchi Gallery to show its first all-female art exhibition
Champagne Life, which will showcase work of 14 artists, attempts to redress gender disparity in contemporary art 

Female Renaissance Artists Get Their Due
How a Florentine art restoration campaign is bringing the work of these artists back into the spotlight.



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