Tuesday, April 06, 2004

A leveling indictment of bigotry in the art world

The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art.
Take a romp through the last two thousand years of Western Art with the Guerrilla Girls as your guides. Find answers to questions like these: Who put all those naked men in the classical sections of museums? Why did nuns have more fun in medieval times? Did a girl have to cross dress for success in the 19th century? How far does a female have to go from her home to become an artist? Why were the modern Masters more interested in painting prostitutes than Suffragettes? Read about the fascinating lives of the women artists who were able to make it, despite incredible social obstacles and sexist art historians. Art history classes around the world are using it as a textbook. Make your professor use it, too!
The girl who wants to remain anonymous, was talking about these girls, after we watched a very funny video of her and a friend dressed up in gorilla suits, splashing each other by a pond, and then dancing in the woods.

I hope to get the video posted up here.

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