mythological art, women of mythology

Sirens and Mermaids

When we think about mermaids or sirens, it is probable that our minds evoke the image of beautiful creatures, half woman, and half fish. However, it was not always like this. In their origins, in mythologies and popular folklore, they were associated with perilous events. Archaic perfume vase in the shape of a siren, c.… Continue reading Sirens and Mermaids

Art, Artists, Painters

A Negress by Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz

A Negress or Murzynka, its original title in Polish, is a realistic portrait study by the Polish artist Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz. The painting is considered as a mature work of Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz, she was 27 years old when realised this painting. It belongs to the category of realistic portrait studies of various ethnic types, which was… Continue reading A Negress by Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz

Art, Collage, Dada

From an Ethnographic Museum Series by Hannah Höch

From an Ethnographic Museum is a series of seventeen photomontages executed between 1924 and 1930 by Hannah Höch after a visit to an ethnographic museum in Leiden, the Netherlands. She cited this visit as an influence in the conception of the series since she felt inspired by the pedestals and masks she saw in the… Continue reading From an Ethnographic Museum Series by Hannah Höch

mythological art, women of mythology

Echo

In the Greek Mythology, Echo was an Oread, a mountain nymph who lived in the Mont Cithaeron. Probably the most famous story about her is that of her love for Narcissus and how she was unable to confess it. Her story is present in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and in some literary works of medieval era. Echo… Continue reading Echo