Self-portrait is a very common subject among painters since the early Renaissance. And of course, it is a frequent subject among women artists too, as the most evident example we have Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits. But today, I want to share with you the first self-portraits created by women. Self-portrait by Caterina van Hemessen, 1548 The… Continue reading First self-portraits painted by women
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
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
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?
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