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A Brief History of Feminist Art

Feminist art developed simultaneously with the feminist movement. Its origins can be traced back to the 1960s and the 2nd wave of feminism. Feminist art was inspired by the works of proto-feminist artists like Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois, whose pieces focused on topics of domesticity, the female body and the life of women. Feminist artists aimed to rewrite male-dominated art history and the tradition of seeing women as objects for…