women of history

Female slaves in Art

Since ancient times that we can find representations of slavery in European art. Even though most of people think that only existed black slaves or from Africa, and it is true that they’re the great majority, in art we can find depictions of slaves of very different ethnicity and origins. A Turkish slave by Parmigianino,… Continue reading Female slaves in Art

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, Who was/is

Who was Séraphine de Senlis?

Séraphinede Senlis was a self-taught French artist known for her naïve paintings of flora, especially in large-format. She was born as Séraphine Louis and decided to adopt the name of the town “Senlis” as her surname. L'arbre de vie by Séraphine de Senlis, 1928  (The tree of life) at Musée d'art et d'archéologie de Senlis… Continue reading Who was Séraphine de Senlis?

Art, Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron

Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron was a truly woman of Renaissance: gifted poet, musician, academicienne and artist, also she was fluent in French, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. She was very acclaimed in her time, but today she is remembered for her work as a painter. Her father was an artist, and was him who trained her in the… Continue reading On this day… was born Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron

Art, Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Zinaida Serebriakova

Zinaida Serebriakova was born on the estate of Neskuchnoye near Kharkov, actual Ukraine. She belonged to the Benois family, one of the most refined and artistic families of the ancient Russian Empire. She graduated from the gymnasium (the equivalent to high school) in 1900, the same year she entered in the art school founded by… Continue reading On this day… died Zinaida Serebriakova