Women Artists

Women Artists

Remembering Alma Thomas

Abstract Expressionism was a movement dominated by male artists. Painters such as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning have held centre...

Heather Johnson 15 February 2019

Women Artists

Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her Childhood

The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of 26, whilst 5 months pregnant. She left behind two...

Candy Bedworth 9 February 2019

Museum Stories

Margherita Sarfatti at Museo del Novecento in Milan

Margherita Sarfatti: Segni, colori e luci in Museo del Novecento in Milan is an exhibition devoted to the life of one of the most influential female...

Maria Frazzoni 4 February 2019

Women Artists

The Practical Side of Modernism – Aino Marsio-Aalto

Aino Marsio-Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, she was also the wife of Alvar Aalto, which is why you may not have heard about her. They...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 January 2019

Women Artists

Leonor Fini: I’m Not A Muse, I’m An Artist

Leonor Fini didn't agree with Andre Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male genius,...

Magda Michalska 24 January 2019

Museum Stories

The End of Lone Genius – Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

The Modern Couples exhibition at the Barbican focuses on creative relationships in modern art. How the relation affected the art of both involved...

Joanna Kaszubowska 9 January 2019

Erotica

Rape? What Rape? Artworks Everyone Should See

In October 2017, #MeToo movement was founded, with the hashtag spreading virally and women all over the world sharing their stories of experience of...

Magda Michalska 7 January 2019

Women Artists

Painting Parenthood – Artists’ Children Depicted by Their Mothers

Is it possible to combine art and motherhood? This question never seems to go away. There is no denying that female artists do have a gendered...

Candy Bedworth 28 December 2018

Women Artists

The Crazy and Colorful World of Florine Stettheimer’s Paintings

For an art-viewing experience unlike any other, enjoy the paintings of Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944). The daughter of a wealthy German-Jewish...

Alexandra Kiely 21 December 2018

Women Artists

An Artist Turned Suffragette. A Story of Olive Hockin

Ever heard of Olive Hockin? No? Me neither. While browsing pages for my next post about Theosophy, I came across this mysterious artist I had never...

Magda Michalska 11 December 2018

South American Art

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist: The Art and Politics of Frida Kahlo

Marxist, Nationalist, Feminist – these are words that describe not only the political convictions but also the artwork of Frida Kahlo. Although...

Kacper Grass 26 November 2018

Women Artists

Ivana Kobilca: The First Lady of Slovenia

Melania Trump should not be the only Slovenian woman that the world can think of. There is also a painter, Ivana Kobilca, whose independence,...

Magda Michalska 2 November 2018