" Why have there been no great women artists? "
This question was first posed by Linda Nochlin in her landmark essay
of 1971 (Art News Vol. 69, January 1971). Since that time
feminist deconstruction has become relatively common in many disciplines,
with the aim, in part, to "make visible the invisible." In this tradition
Herstory similarily seeks to redress the
omissions of the past, bringing to light women of accomplishment who would otherwise be ignored by the exclusionary
practices of history.