Artists, Who was/is

Who was Nancy Spero?

Nancy Spero was an American artist and activist, who lived most of her life in New York. She is known for her continuous commitment to contemporary political, social, and cultural concerns, chronicling wars, and apocalyptic violence as well as articulating visions of ecstatic rebirth and the celebratory cycles of life. At the beginning of her… Continue reading Who was Nancy Spero?

Who was/is, women of literature

Who was Sheherazade?

Scheherazade is a major character of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as the One Thousand and One Nights. She was storyteller. The name Scheherazade derives from the Arabic form of the Middle Persian name Čehrāzād which is composed of the words words čehr (lineage) and āzād (noble, exalted). The spelling “Scheherazade” first appeared… Continue reading Who was Sheherazade?

Art History, Books

Women, Art and Society

Women, Art and Society, written by the art historian Whitney Chadwick is a celebrated study that invited us to a journey throughout the history of art, focusing on women artists and analysing the foundations of their scarce celebrity. The book, which is in its 5th edition, is a must-read for all those who want a… Continue reading Women, Art and Society

Who was/is, women of history, women of literature, writer

Who was Sappho?

Sappho is one of the most famous poets of ancient Greece, despite the little information we have of her life, it is believed that she lived in the 6th century BC. Her poems about love and desire have influenced the history of our poetry, some scholars believed that is impossible to express love without Sappho’s… Continue reading Who was Sappho?

art news, painting

ArtNews: Painting of Tarsila do Amaral go on sale

Brazilian Justice determines the sale of Tarsila do Amaral’s painting for R$42,5 million (around €7 million or $7,88 million) in cash. The painting belonged to a bankrupt businessman who is involved in a political scandal in the country. It was confiscated by Brazilian Justice, as well as other assets, to go on sale in order… Continue reading ArtNews: Painting of Tarsila do Amaral go on sale