Painting of the Week: Anne Vallayer-Coster, Still Life with MackerelMarch 28, 2021
Anne Vallayer-Coster was one of the foremost still-life painters in 18th century France. She was enormously prolific and extremely popular. Her works were highly esteemed among private collectors and public institutions. Vallayer-Coster displayed at the Salon de Paris,...
Charlotte Salomon: Theater of Life and DeathMarch 25, 2021
This is not a story with a happy ending. Or a happy beginning for that matter. It’s a story of suicides, sexual abuse, a mystery to solve and art as means to deal with trauma. Read about the...
Alice Neel: The Story of Defying ConventionMarch 24, 2021
Today, Alice Neel is considered the greatest portrait painter of the 20th century. As she usually painted her friends, family, neighbors, and people she encountered on the streets, her work is a visual documentary of her era. She...
From Love to Art: Anna Hyatt Huntington, an American SculptorMarch 23, 2021
A pioneering female sculptor of the 20th century, Anna Hyatt Huntington created artworks that are still visible all over New York City. Here are some of the most famous. Anna Hyatt Huntington Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973) was born...
Pan Yuliang: The Queen of Self-PortraitsMarch 20, 2021
Pan Yuliang’s works are a celebration of her Chinese heritage and feminine selfhood. Born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province as Chen Xiuqing Pan (1895–1977) was orphaned at the young age of 14 and was adopted by her maternal uncle...
Restoring Women in Art History – Advancing Women Artists RetrospectiveMarch 19, 2021
Late last year, Advancing Women Artists (AWA) announced that its activities will come to an end in June 2021. For over a decade, this Florence, Italy-based organization has worked tirelessly to promote the appreciation and study of historical...
Painting of the Week: Georgia O’Keeffe, Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IVMarch 14, 2021
Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the greatest female artists of the early 20th century. She could also be considered the mother of American Modernism. She was a pioneer in reducing subjects to their purest colours and forms to...
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