Colette is a biographical drama directed by Wash Westmoreland and starring Keira Knightley. The film is based on the life of the French novelist, actress, mime and journalist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. She is widely known for her novel Gigi (1944). Colette was the subject of several biographies, songs and films. It is another story about women artists who… Continue reading ArtReview: Colette
Last weekend I went to watch Mary Shelley, the film that tells her story with Percy Bysshe Shelley and how this relationship inspired her to write Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus.The original title was A storm in the stars, but it was changed in January 2017. The film, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, is based on… Continue reading ArtReview: Mary Shelley (the film)
Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob was a French photographer, sculptor and writer born in Nantes in a prominent intellectual Jewish family, who considered herself as genderqueer, what explains the adoption of the gender-ambiguous pseudonym of Claude Cahun by 1919. Cahun’s work was political and very personal. Often her work undermined traditional concepts of static gender roles,… Continue reading Who was Claude Cahun?
Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, polymath and is considered by many as the founder of the scientific natural history in Germany. She is also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine. She was born over 900 years ago into a noble family and for… Continue reading Who was Hildegard of Bingen?