Art, Art History, Pre-Raphaelite

Ophelia

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

Art, women of mythology

The love of Psyche and Eros

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

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, Books, Feminist

ArtReview: Art and Feminism (Phaidon)

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)

Artists, Painters

Frida and Feminism

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón, was a Mexican painter and one of the most famous and remembered women artists. Her artistic work used to be about her own life and experiences. She painted more or less 200 works, most of them was self-portraits where she exposed her own suffering and the difficulties she had to… Continue reading Frida and Feminism