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Katy Hessel, The Story of Art Without Men, Suzanne Valadon, The Blue Room, 1923, European Art

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel

Throughout her inspiring life, Suzanne Valadon transitioned from an in-demand model to a successful artist. Along the way, she challenged societal...

Lauren Kraut 12 April 2024

Guerrilla Girls, Benvenuti alla biennale femminista!, 2005, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USA. Women Artists

Guerrilla Girls – The Feminist Conscience of the Art World

Here’s a look at the Guerrilla Girls’ feminist interventions that have kept the art world on its toes in honor of their most recent publication.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 12 April 2024

Sport

Art History Reveals: Women in Sport

In the annals of history, sport has predominantly been perceived as a male endeavor, a bias that art’s historical narrative often mirrors. Yet,...

Nina Relf 9 April 2024

Review

How to Be a Renaissance Woman?

Visit the homes of women in Renaissance Italy and get up close and personal with their creative beauty practices

Candy Bedworth 8 April 2024

Susie M. Barstow, Mountain Lake in Autumn, 1873, private collection via Thomas Cole National Historic Site Review

Susie Barstow’s First-Ever Biography: This Is Her Moment

During her lifetime, the American landscape artist Susie Barstow (1836-1923) was nationally renowned and commercially successful. So why don’t...

Emily Snow 5 April 2024

Photo of Pauline Boty in front of the wall with her collages. Pop art

Pauline Boty: The Untold Story of a Pop Art Pioneer

Pauline Boty was one of the pioneers of the 1960s’ Pop Art movement in Britain, of which she was the only acknowledged female member. Her...

Nikolina Konjevod 4 April 2024

Surrealism

Leonor Fini: I’m Not a Muse, I’m an Artist

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

Magda Michalska 4 April 2024

Judith Leyster, Man Offering Money to a Young Woman, 1631, oil on panel, Mauritshuis, Den Haag, Netherlands. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Man Offering Money to a Young Woman by Judith Leyster

Judith Leyster was a powerhouse female artist of the Dutch Golden Age. Man Offering Money to a Young Woman is one of her many...

James W Singer 31 March 2024

Joana Vasconcelos, Material Girl Contemporary Art

Joana Vasconcelos: Reshaping Femininity

Upending convention and pushing boundaries, Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos grapples with themes of gender stereotypes and societal values...

Natalia Iacobelli 25 March 2024

Constance Mayer: constance mayer Women Artists

Constance Mayer and Pierre Prud’hon: Better Together?

Constance Mayer (1775-1821) was one of a generation of women artists who took advantage of the new freedoms offered by the French Revolution. She...

Catriona Miller 18 March 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Três Orixás by Djanira da Motta e Silva

Djanira da Motta e Silva pictured a very unusual Holy Trinity made of three deities from the Afro-Brazilian Pantheon. They are accompanied by...

Alicja Gluszek 17 March 2024

Woman with Stylus, 55-79 CE Ancient Rome

Woman with Stylus: What a Portrait Can Tell Us About Women in Ancient Rome

Woman with Stylus is an ancient Roman fresco unearthed in Pompeii nearly two millennia after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. Various details...

Natalia Iacobelli 15 March 2024