Ana Mendieta was a Cuban artist, born in Havana in 1948 to a family of prominent politicians. She worked with painting, sculpture, video and performances; however, she is better known for her earth-body works in which she could explore the relationship between the female body and the landscape. Mendieta was sent to USA with her… Continue reading Who was Ana Mendieta?
Ophelia is one of the most famous female characters of Shakespeare’s plays. She is a young noblewoman of Denmark in the worldly acclaimed drama Hamlet. In the play, Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes and the potential wife of the Prince Hamlet. Ophelia by Pierre Auguste Cot (1870) - Private CollectionOphelia by… Continue reading Ophelia
The story of Psyche and Eros is probably one of the most beautiful of Greek mythology. It has been told several times, serving as inspiration to many artists of the past. And even in our days it keeps its magic, as a common archetype in several movies. Psyche entering Cupid's garden by J.W.Waterhouse - 1903… Continue reading The love of Psyche and Eros
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
It is a very complete book about the artistic expression of feminist ideas. It’s a collection of works created by many artists such as Louise Bourgeois or Judy Chicago. I loved this book, I had to read it to write an article on the aesthetics of feminist art for my master's degree. The book brings… Continue reading ArtReview: Art and Feminism (Phaidon)