13 Videos About Visionary Female Artists That Will Inspire You

13 Videos About Visionary Female Artists That Will Inspire You

Documentaries and television series you need to see.
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It's no secret that there is a gender disparity in the arts. Why else would there be a need for activists like the Guerrilla Girls? In fact, here's a handful of sexist statistics if you don't believe me:

Work by women artists makes up only 3–5% of major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe.

Though women earn half of the MFAs granted in the U.S., only 30% of artists represented by commercial galleries are women.

The late Linda Nochlin poses the question in her 1971 article, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? With this question, she places the blame not on the women, but on the society that prevented women from pursuing art. The question “why have there been no great women artists” remains problematic when reviewing cultural histories and finding no women equivalents for Michelangelo or Rembrandt. This lack of equivalents leaves women looking inferior, though it is no fault of their own. Nochlin argues the fault is ultimately in our institutions and our education (or lack of it). There were overwhelming odds against women and Western minorities (non-white males) when we analyze the historical boy's club linked to science, politics and the arts (in which women/minorities were not provided equal means of study).

Despite these societal disadvantages, here are some of the most inspiring female artists of the century. You can find these documentaries on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Vimeo, and YouTube. Check out the trailers on these thirteen visionary artists below:

1. Eva Hesse

2. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

3. Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, & the Tangerine

4. Louise Nevelson: Awareness in the Fourth Dimension


5. Carmen Herrera: The 100 Years Show


6. What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann


7. Finding Vivian Maier

8. Lynda Benglis (Art 21)


9. Judy Pfaff (Art 21)


10. Andrea Zittel (Art 21)


11. Mary Reid Kelley


12. Kara Walker (Art 21)


13. Yayoi Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots


Cover Image Credit: Yayoi Kusama

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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Poetry on odyssey: Life

You have always existed.

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What is life?

A perception

Our own unique experiences

Varying from person to person

What is life?

A line that is nonlinear

One that is never-ending

And goes in so many directions

What is life?

A line that paints a picture

A picture that only we can understand

It never stops and starts again

Because life itself does not do this

What is life to you?

You have existed

You have always existed

Your soul has always lived.

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