Professor Amanda Vickery goes on a journey to discover a hidden world of female artistry
In 1989, 5% of work in the Modern Museum of Art was by women but 85% of the nudes were female. Decades later, female artists are still kept out, but they will – and never have been – kept down. There are names we know, like Georgia O’Keeffe, avant garde interior designer Karin Larsson and Gertrude Jekyll, one of history’s most celebrated garden designers, who transformed their world and their place within it.
But there are so many that we don’t. Professor Amanda Vickery goes on a journey to discover a hidden world of female artistry and tells a story of restlessness, resourcefulness and resistance, of power denied and seized, and a world transformed by women’s art.
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