Women Artists

5 Swedish Pioneering Female Photographers You Should Get to Know

Mainstream history often overlooks women’s contributions. That’s why the fact that in Scandinavian countries, women took up photography...

Europeana 6 March 2021

Women Artists

The Surprising Career of Lavinia Fontana: Painter of Popes, Nudes, and Noblewomen

There weren’t very many women able to become successful artists in Renaissance Europe. However, there were probably more than most people think,...

Alexandra Kiely 5 March 2021

Women Artists

Violet Oakley: A Grand Vision by a Female Muralist

1906, Philadelphia, USA, a historic moment in art was unfolding in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building. A series of murals depicting The Founding of...

Wendy Gray 4 March 2021

Women Artists

4 Highly Talented Female Expressionists of the 20th Century

It always feels amazing to learn about new artists, especially the ones that produced Expressionist works. Personally, as a fan of Abstract...

Merve Parla 2 March 2021

Literature

Writing Poetry and Inspiring Painters: Portraits of Anna Akhmatova

It is hard to say how many portraits of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) exist – she was painted by many famous artists of the 20th...

Elizaveta Ermakova 1 March 2021

Women Artists

The Provocative Art of Pat Douthwaite

Pat Douthwaite (1934-2002), a Scottish-born artist producing her most astonishing work during the 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, has been...

Sarah Mills 24 February 2021

Women Artists

Alexandra Exter: From Russia to Paris with Art

Alexandra Exter was a painter and designer of the Russian/Ukrainian avant-garde. Her work isn’t limited to just one genre or movement. She was...

Errika Gerakiti 19 February 2021

Women Artists

The Stunning Botanical Art of Barbara Regina Dietzsch

Bavarian-born Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706–1783) was one of the finest botanical artists and engravers of her time. Her work was unparalleled for...

Sarah Mills 19 February 2021

Photography

Nostalgic Futurism in the Photography of Mária Švarbová

Mária Švarbová is a talented, young, Slovakian, female photographer. She is known for her conceptual and minimalistic photographic series,...

Caroline Galambosova 15 February 2021

Love Story

The Nude Love of Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks

Being a bisexual woman at the beginning of the 20th century was difficult. They were looked down on, they were scorned and discussed behind their...

Magda Michalska 11 February 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell

Rebellious, creative and productive. Three of the so many adjectives to depict the two very intelligent artist sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia...

Merve Parla 7 February 2021

Pop art

Corita Kent: Pop Art Nun

Corita Kent was an artist, an educator, and a Roman Catholic nun. She created bold, colourful pop art posters to confront social...

Candy Bedworth 28 January 2021