Arts: Rediscovered--Women Painters

Rediscovered—Women Painters

"Women have never been lacking in intellect," wrote a 17th century art chronicler named G.B. Passeri, by way of preamble to some notes on women artists, "and it is well known that, when they are instructed in some subject, they are capable of mastering what they are taught. Nevertheless it is true that the Lord did not endow them properly with the faculty of judgment, and this he did in order to keep them restrained within the boundaries of obedience to men, to establish men as supreme and superior."

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