Re: Women and Art - contested territory
An apposite quote,
'While working on the Birth Project, one question I was continually asked was how I, as a childless woman, could authentically represent the subject of birth. I always wondered if anyone had ever asked Michelangelo if he felt qualified to render the Pieta, given that he had never experienced the death - or the birth for that matter - of a child. But then, perhaps this experiential lack helps to explain how he could have imagined for one moment that birth takes place by a male God reaching out his finger and creating a full-grown man'