The Union of Women Painters and Sculptors was founded in 1881 in Paris with the aim to promote the work of the female artists. It was founded by the sculptor and educator Hélène Bertaux (Mme. Leon Bertaux) and had as many as 450 members at its peak. The Union existed until 1994 (date of the… Continue reading What was L’Union des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs in Paris?
Scheherazade is a major character of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as the One Thousand and One Nights. She was storyteller. The name Scheherazade derives from the Arabic form of the Middle Persian name Čehrāzād which is composed of the words words čehr (lineage) and āzād (noble, exalted). The spelling “Scheherazade” first appeared… Continue reading Who was Sheherazade?
María Izquierdo was a Mexican painter, some people referred to her as “the other Frida”. She is famous for being the first Mexican woman to have her work exhibited abroad, this first exhibition was at the Art Center in New York in 1930. She committed her life and career to painting the Mexican roots and… Continue reading Self-Portrait by María Izquierdo, 1940
Have you ever asked yourself where are the books about women artists? When you are in a museum shop or in the art section of a bookstore, I’m sure you noticed a table or perhaps a bookcase full of little books with the surname of the artist on the cover. But how many of these… Continue reading Where are the art books on women artists?
Brazilian Justice determines the sale of Tarsila do Amaral’s painting for R$42,5 million (around €7 million or $7,88 million) in cash. The painting belonged to a bankrupt businessman who is involved in a political scandal in the country. It was confiscated by Brazilian Justice, as well as other assets, to go on sale in order… Continue reading ArtNews: Painting of Tarsila do Amaral go on sale