Why have there been no great women artists asks first in the title of her article and then in the opening sentence Linda Nochlin professor of art history at Vassar College. The dilemma initially begs another question from the reader- is the premise even true? Nochlin addresses this by saying: “there are no women equivalents for Michelangelo or Rembrandt Delacroix or Cezanne Picasso or Matisse." Furthermore Nochlin ironically says that "'there have been no great Lithuanian jazz pianists or Eskimo tennis players." Once that is settled by the author and the reader realizes that her assessment is actually correct next order of business is to answer the question. For that Nochlin employs John Stuart Mill great and their children. Any other commitment falls under the rubric of diversion selfishness and egomania or at the unspoken extreme castration.” In her conclusion the author posits that "it was indeed institutionally impossible for women to achieve excellence or success on the same footing as men no matter what their talent or genius.” However she calls for not dwelling on disadvantages and certainly accepting it as an intellectual position. Instead says Nochlin women can use “their situation as underdogs and outsiders as a vantage point” from which “institutional and intellectual weaknesses in general can be revealed and false consciousness destroyed.” "From 1971: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" ARTnews. Accessed November 27 2016. http://www.artnews.com/2015/05/30/why-have-there-been-no-great-women-artists/. [...]
Analyze the following article: "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" from Art News, written by Linda Nochlin. DIRECTIONS: The assignment consists of two sections: a summary of the assigned reading(s) and your analysis of the author’s primary arguments.In the summary, identify and describe the thesis or main idea made by the author(s) and the supporting arguments, and evidence presented. Include citations in CMS format for references to the readings and any specific art works mentioned within your summary. The analysis should provide a comprehensive critique and exploration of the presented material. In your response, you should address assumptions and implications, identify intent, attitude, tone and bias, and, finally, analyze the argument(s) made by the author. REQUIREMENTS: Citation style: The paper must be written in correct Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) formatting as stipulated in the Liberal Arts Writing Guide for formatting, citations, and style. You must include footnotes or endnotes and a bibliography page. Failure to cite your sources will result in an automatic grade of zero. Specific works of art referenced within the paper need to be included with appropriate CMS image labels, credit lines, and in-text figure references. Ideas, concepts and specific quotes from the readings, textbook, lectures/presentation, and any outside resources must be cited. Essay style: paper must be organized and include an introduction, thesis statement, supporting arguments and a conclusion and written in complete Standard English sentences. Length: approximately 2 to 3 pages of text.