That the world of fine arts is sexist and one of the most conservative circles one can get caught up in has been obvious to me since my studies; there you had the guys seeing themselves as painters and you also had the girls that could paint the poor ones; some of them pretty well (oh my…!). Of course women were expected to be out of any serious activity like squatting a common atelier…
Then we went out into the jungle, usually deprived of encouragement, trust and space to exist.
Of those painters we were taught to admire, I would always skip Baselitz as a total cheater to the level of ridicule, with success nevertheless. His coming out stating that women cannot be anything in visual arts only shows what a weak insignificant mind he is; just like his paintings.
Now, let me continue reading my book upside down; they say it is good training against dementia.