Women Artists

Women Artists

Jeanne Hébuterne: Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own Right

This article is not about the tragic love story between Jeanne Hébuterne and Amedeo Modigliani (if you want to read about it, click here). This...

Magda Michalska 12 July 2019

Take a Trip with Rosemary Ellis

As we head into summer holiday season, let’s take a look back at the gorgeous travel posters designed by British artist Rosemary Ellis. One of the...

Candy Bedworth 11 July 2019

Museum Stories

Lubaina Himid’s Dinner Service at the V&A

In 2017, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize (and she was the oldest winner ever, aged 63!). Ten years before she presented her work Swallow Hard: The...

Magda Michalska 14 May 2019

Erotica

Masking and Unmasking Women in Art

Just a few weeks ago, Venice was transformed into a different world. It was carnival and people in masks were strolling through the city. There is a...

Katharina Windorfer 10 May 2019

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...

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...

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 figurative style which by many was...

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...

Magda Michalska 26 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,...

Magda Michalska 23 February 2019