Publication Design

Gender disparity in Art Museums

The conventional history of art is all of great men making great paintings, and displaying their works to a predominantly male audience in male-run institutions. Women, however, have always had a role in the arts, often working behind the scenes or in the opposition to prevailing attitudes and practices.

In seeking recognition as artists in their own right, they have had to challenge conventions and expectations, steel themselves for confrontation, and be unafraid to court danger. Imbalance brings to light the recognition and value that women artists have received throughout the years.

Linda Nochlin published an essay in 1971 titled - “Why have there been no great women artists?”. It is considered a pioneering essay for both feminist art history and feminist art theory. Imalance is an extension of the same dialogue. It questions the patriarchal world that we are living in currently and reflects a pretty evident gender disparity in art.

Based on an existing data set, Imbalance draws a parallel between the value chart in color to the actual value of the art piece. It is also an attempt to recognize and value art that has been neglected by all the great women artists that were.

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