Motherhood and Art – Guardian article

photograph taken from digital The Guardian newspaper 2 Dec 2020

‘Motherhood is taboo in the art world – it’s as if we’ve sold out’: female artists on the impact of having kids – by Hettie Judah 2 Dec 2020

This well written article highlights the age-old problem women have always had in trying to combine an art career with raising children. I particularly like the quote Hettie Judah has used from Tracey Emin: “There are good artists that have children. Of course there are. They are called men.” Men do seem to have had an easier path through their art careers and even although women artists are becoming more acknowledged and revered for their artistic contributions to the art world, they are still trying to juggle two major roles or having to sacrifice one for the other. I don’t know what the solution is or even if there ever will be a satisfactory outcome for working female artists who happen to be mothers.

Read the article


Published by Ainetheon Arts

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