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Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani and American artist whose light installations are inspired by Islamic architectural forms. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National College of Arts in Lahore and also a Master’s in...
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The well-known essay Why have there been no great women artists by Linda Nochlin was originally published in ARTnews in January 1971. It is an essay on proto-feminist art theory. Nochlin wrote it during the onset of the...
Georgia O’Keeffe in Hawaii – Her 1939 Voyage for Pineapples and Artistic FreedomJuly 8, 2021
Georgia O’Keeffe traveled to Hawaii for three months in 1939, leaving on January 30 and returning in April. She was not on vacation, even though she may as well have been. She had been commissioned by the Dole...
Behold Dibutades, the Greek Inventress of Painting!July 6, 2021
Long ago in the city of Corinth in Ancient Greece, a young maid traced the contour of her lover’s face on the wall. The man was leaving on a long trip. So, she figured out a way to...
Happy Fourth! American Female Artists from the NMWAJuly 3, 2021
In honor of July Fourth (Independence Day), celebrate ten spectacular American women artists. Today’s selection comes courtesy of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), a Washington D.C. museum dedicated to great female artists from all...
Painting of the Week: Rosa Bonheur, Sheep by the SeaJune 20, 2021
Rosa Bonheur was one of the most famous European artists of the 19th century, and she was definitely the most celebrated female artist of her time. Bonheur not only received recognition by the Paris Salon but was also...
Elizabeth Thompson: The Most Disrespected Artist in Military HistoryJune 19, 2021
Elizabeth Thompson was born in 1846 in Switzerland, thirty-one years after the country began its now two-century-long policy of military neutrality. In 1922 she would die as one of the greatest battle painters to have ever lived. While...
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