On this day..., Painters, painting

On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She’s considered a pioneer in modern Indian art and one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. She was also a pianist and an avid reader. Even though her paintings are among the most expensive by Indian women painters today, during her life she was… Continue reading On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

Art, Feminist, painting

God giving birth by Monica Sjöö

Monica Sjöö was a self-taught artist and writer born in Sweden in 1938. She was also an activist in the British Women’s Liberation Movement. Sjöö was also the main author of Towards a Revolutionary Feminist Art in 1971, one of the most militant, feminist art manifestos that it was widely discussed in the feminist press… Continue reading God giving birth by Monica Sjöö

Art, Art History, Artists, Painters, painting, Surrealism

The Guardian of the Black Egg by Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini was one of the many women artists attracted by the Surrealist movement during the 1930’s. What attracted them was the anti-academic stance of the movement and by an art that put emphasis in personal reality. But once they realized that Surrealism defined their role as one of confirming and completing the creative cycle… Continue reading The Guardian of the Black Egg by Leonor Fini