Walk through an art museum and take note of how many women artists are exhibited there. My guess is that you wouldn’t find many. This isn’t news. Most people know that women in the arts are under-represented and not given the recognition that their male counterparts enjoy.
I once toured a mid sized city museum with a friend and when I noted that there were only two women artists on display he said, “Who else could they exhibit?!” Sheesh.
This week I bring you Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944), American painter, poet and designer.
For a long time
I gave myself
To the arrested moment
To the unfulfilled moment
To the moment of quiet expectation
I painted the trance moment
The promise moment
The moment in the balance
In mellow golden tones . . .
Then I saw
Forcing me in joy to paint them . . .
_ Florine Stettheimer