Women Artists

Intimate But Estranging Portraits By Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas is a South African painter living in Amsterdam. She paints provocatively but her portraits of celebrities, young women, or children are...

Magda Michalska 7 February 2018

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The beautiful self-portraits of Abigail de Andrade

The history of art is full of fascinating female artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Tarsila do Amaral, Tamara de Lempicka... Now, I would...

Rute Ferreira 3 February 2018

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Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist

Some time ago, while writing an article about moustaches in paintings, I came across a fascinating German Expressionist who was not part of the...

Magda Michalska 1 February 2018

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When Earth Is A Polka Dot

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film,...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 January 2018

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Gwen John: A Converted Artist

This artist is my most recent painterly discovery. I haven't heard of her before and I think it's such a shame! Her tranquil paintings in...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2018

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Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned a Surrealist

Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden...

Magda Michalska 22 January 2018

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The Beautiful Portraiture of Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) is the most important American society painter that you probably have never heard of. She was a popular artist and a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 January 2018

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Niki de Saint Phalle and the Nana Statues

1966, Stockholm, Sweden and an incredible art event occurred about which not even the press who were invited to the launch knew what to say. A...

Wendy Gray 14 December 2017

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Tove Jansson And Her Moomin World

I hope you know Moomins from your childhood! It was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. It was a surprise to me, when I was told that the...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 October 2017

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Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column

The Broken Column was painted shortly after Frida Kahlo had undergone another surgery on her spinal column. The operation left her bedridden and...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 October 2017

Art Forms

Liza Lou Beading the World…One Tiny Bead at a Time

When I was in high school, my art teacher told the class to visit Liza Lou's art exhibit. I agreed and seriously it was one of the top five...

Rachel Istvan 13 October 2017

Art Forms

The Hundred Faces Of Kiki de Montparnasse

She was an actress, singer and muse to Man Ray. Known as the "Queen of Montparnasse" she influenced the trajectory of Paris's roaring...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 September 2017