Women Artists

Art State of Mind

Hell Hath No Fury. The Merry Murderess of Early Modern Art

Hell hath no fury like a murderess scorned and, boy, you better believe it! If you were to take a moment and google 'murder in art' your computer...

Tony Heathfield 30 April 2019

Women Artists

Made for Reflection: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden

Let’s take a look at one of the most interesting works in Yayoi Kusama’s career. Was it commercial or high art? A performance or an...

Noa Weisberg 17 April 2019

Women Artists

Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and Travel

It seems Kiki Smith didn't have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony Smith...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2019

Women Artists

Sylvia Sleigh. A Slay Girl Who Rocked Male Portraiture

I called Sylvia Sleigh a slay girl because she was beautiful inside out. Brave and independent, she pursued her own figurative style which by many...

Magda Michalska 2 April 2019

Women Artists

Huguette Caland’s Linear Eroticism

Some see her art as sexualized. I'd rather see Huguette Caland's linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an exploration...

Magda Michalska 26 March 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c. 1656) was ‘one of the best Italian Baroque painters.’ Despite this, you won’t find any of her works in the...

Chris Dobson 24 March 2019

Women Artists

More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra Abbas

The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points...

Magda Michalska 14 March 2019

Women Artists

AWA Around the World for Women’s Day

Do you remember my post about an unknown Last Supper painted by a woman artist? If you do, the name Advancing Women Artists Foundation will ring a...

Magda Michalska 7 March 2019

Museum Stories

Hilma af Klint in the Guggenheim Museum and the Rethinking of Abstract Art

I avoided seeing the Hilma af Klint—Paintings for the Future exhibition in New York City for months because I did not like the abstract artwork...

Howard Schwartz 27 February 2019

Women Artists

Celia Paul and Her Art in the Shadow of Lucian Freud

I arrived to Celia Paul via Lucian Freud's portraits. In one of them her face is difficult to define: is it an expression of pain and distress, or is...

Magda Michalska 23 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