The Easel

The XX Factor

Male artists dominate MoMA’s permanent collection. In contrast its latest show features exclusively women artists. So, is gender relevant to artistic greatness? Perhaps yes:  “[A]rt by women possesses a feminine essence that makes it incomparable with art by men”.  Another critic goes further: “work by women … was the major inventive force propelling and shaping late-20th-century art.” Wow!