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  • Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her Time

    By September 18, 2019

    Tina Modotti is a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of 20th-century history. Her way of making art is a testimony to the world around her and her eye on it. Emigration to the States Tina Modotti...

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    Matilda Browne, a Forgotten Female Impressionist

    By September 14, 2019

    Matilda Browne (1869-1947) was a successful artist in the early 20th century, but unfortunately, few people know her name or her art today. Matilda Browne showed promising artistic talent early in her life. Growing up in Newark, New...

  • Djanira da Motta e Silva: Gentle Documentalist of Brazilian Life

    By September 4, 2019

    Djanira da Motta e Silva (1914-1979) was born in a very humble family, in Avare, San Paulo state in Brazil. She started to paint in her twenties when she was hospitalized due to tuberculosis. Before becoming an artist,...

  • Through Scissors and Shadows: The Art and Films of Lotte Reiniger

    By August 31, 2019

    Late one night while struggling with a bit of insomnia, I was channel surfing. I came across a stunning and hypnotic, silent, animated film that was so enthralling, I easily stayed awake to finish it. The film was...

  • Dame Ethel Walker – A Sensitive Portrait

    By August 22, 2019

    Summer is on her way out the door, signalled by darker nights and chilly mornings. But before we bid her farewell, let’s take a look at one more beach painting. The image above is Decoration: The Excursion of...

  • Nalini Malani – an Introduction

    By August 8, 2019

    Nalini Malani (b. 1946) is a brilliant contemporary Indian artist. She is both prolific and internationally acclaimed. “Over an extended career, Malani has been an unremitting voice for the silenced and the dispossessed, most particularly women globally. By...

  • Tracey Emin – My Bed

    By July 29, 2019

    My Bed is an iconic and seminal artwork by British artist Tracey Emin. It was conceived over 20 years ago. Despite its age it is still one of contemporary art’s most striking depictions of vulnerability. It is a...

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