women of history

Female slaves in Art

Since ancient times that we can find representations of slavery in European art. Even though most of people think that only existed black slaves or from Africa, and it is true that they’re the great majority, in art we can find depictions of slaves of very different ethnicity and origins. A Turkish slave by Parmigianino,… Continue reading Female slaves in Art

Art, Expressionism, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Gabriele Münter?

Gabriele Münter is known by her relationship with Kandinsky, in whose shadow she lived for almost fifteen years (in part for lack of self-confidence, but mostly due to the understanding of the female's role prevailing at that time). However, she was one of the few women who played an important part in the development of… Continue reading Who was Gabriele Münter?

art installation

Post-Partum Document by Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly is an American conceptual artist, educator and writer. She has made an extensive contribution to the feminist discourse through her narrative installations and theoretical writings. During the 1970’s her work was dedicated to her experiences of pregnancy and child raising as Antepartum (1973) and Post-Partum Document (1973-79). Her works have been exhibited all… Continue reading Post-Partum Document by Mary Kelly

Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker born in Pennsylvania, however she lived in France many years. There she befriended artists as Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionist group. The French art critic Gustave Geffroy told in 1894 that Cassatt was one of les trois grandes dames of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot and… Continue reading On this day… was born Mary Cassatt