The Birth Project is one of the best-known works by Judy Chicago. It consists of more than 80 exhibitions units designed by Chicago and executed under her supervision by several skilled needleworkers from all around the world. The pieces range in size from very small petit point works to a twenty-foot-long crochet work and are… Continue reading The Birth Project by Judy Chicago
Linda Nochlin was an American writer, Art Historian and Professor of Modern Art at New York University Institute of Fine Arts. She was a prominent feminist art historian who became well known for her pioneering article Why have there been no great women artists? published in 1971. Besides her contribution on feminist art history, she… Continue reading Who was Linda Nochlin?
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?
Mary Kelly is an American conceptual artist, educator and writer. She has made an extensive contribution to the feminist discourse through her narrative installations and theoretical writings. During the 1970’s her work was dedicated to her experiences of pregnancy and child raising as Antepartum (1973) and Post-Partum Document (1973-79). Her works have been exhibited all… Continue reading Post-Partum Document by Mary Kelly
On this day in 1958 was born Francesca Stern Woodman. She was an American photographer especially famous for her black and white pictures and her work continues to be the subject of critical acclaim until today. Self-portrait by Francesca Woodman (c.1977) Photo credit: Wikiart She was born in Denver to a family of artists. She… Continue reading On this day… was born Francesca Woodman