This one particularly appealed to me since I'm keenly aware of the struggle women artists had in being accepted right up through the 20th century.
PaintersThis week's Poetry Friday Round-Up is being held at Picture Book of the Day.
In the cave with a long-ago flare
a woman stands, her arms up. Red twig, black twig, brown twig.
A wall of leaping darkness over her.
The men are out hunting in the early light
But here in this flicker, one or two men, painting
and a woman among them.
Great living animals grow on the stone walls,
their pelts, their eyes, their sex, their hearts,
and the cave-painters touch them with life, red, brown, black,
a woman among them, painting.
[Note: Above I had written about "the struggle women artists had in being accepted right up through the 20th century." Coincidentally, I came across an ArtInfo blog posting late last night which leads me to believe that I should have said "right into the 21st century." Read the post here.]
Photo by Gruban.