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

The Story of Women and Art – BBC

The Story of women and Art is a television documentary series in three episodes, produced by BBC, first broadcast in the UK on BBC two in May 2014. The series is presented by the Professor Amanda Vickery. It starts in Florence, Italy, place where Renaissance emerged. It presented us to the Vasari Corridor, named after… Continue reading The Story of Women and Art – BBC

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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?