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Art and the Disordered Male by Linda Frost

In my previous article, I touched on the subject of geometric art created by women. I had wondered if the repetitive skills of homemaking inspired a love of repetitive mark making by women in cooperative primitive situations as well as in busy modern life.

In contrast, I’d like to now look at the work of three male artists created in solitude by minds that might be considered beyond the norm.

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Order and the Female Artist by Linda Frost

It is easy to make broad generalizations about gender influences in artwork. Easy, but is it accurate? Does the hunter/male mind produce and enjoy representational art more often than abstract art? Are the ancient cave paintings of horses and buffalo products of the male perspective? What about the countless statues and hieroglyphs? Does the female artist tend to produce art that is geometric, abstract and celebrates order? These are the questions I have been asking myself while looking at the designs made by Mbuti women on barkcloth. Continue reading ‘Order and the Female Artist by Linda Frost’

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