Art History, Issues of women artists

The Guerrilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls are a group of feminist activist artists. They’re famous for use facts, humour and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias, especially in art, but also in pop culture, politics and film; as well as they’re famous for wear gorilla masks in public. The purpose of using gorilla masks in public… Continue reading The Guerrilla Girls

Art History, Artists, Issues of women artists, Movement/Style, Renaissance, Sculptors

First female sculptor of Europe

Italian Renaissance is remembered as the birth of our modern concept of western art.  Actually, the word “renaissance” means “reborn” and this is what it was. A time when the sciences and art were born again, the way we know them today. When we walk through the squares and streets of cities, as Florence, we… Continue reading First female sculptor of Europe

Art History, Impressionism, Issues of women artists, TV Series - Films

The Impressionists (BBC) and the absence of women artists

The Impressionists is a three hours’ factual drama which reconstructs the origins of Impressionism, it is divided in three episodes and it’s based on letters, records and interviews. The series focus on the figure of Monet (considered as the father of Impressionism), who is the narrator of the Impressionism’s story. In the series, they recreated… Continue reading The Impressionists (BBC) and the absence of women artists

Art History, Issues of women artists

Can you name 5 women artists?

It’s a simple question, but the answer can surprise you. Not very often we can find someone that remember at least 3 women artists. March starts today and with it the Women’s History Month in USA, UK and Australia, and to celebrate it, the National Museum of Women in the Arts – NMWA – is asking… Continue reading Can you name 5 women artists?

Art History, Issues of women artists

Misrepresentation of women in Art

Many people when start to talk about Art, talk about their favourite artists. If I ask you about yours, you’re probably thinking in names like Van Gogh, da Vinci, Rembrandt or Monet. Curiously never comes to our mind names of female artists, at least not at the first moment. I started to study art and… Continue reading Misrepresentation of women in Art