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, Sculptors

Expansion by Paige Bradley

“From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a box already built for us to fit inside.  Our umbilical cord never seems to be severed; we only find new needs to fill. If we disconnected and severed our attachments, would we shatter our confinements and expand beyond our shell? Would the world look different? … Continue reading Expansion by Paige Bradley

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

On this day… was born Tonita Peña

On May 10, 1893 was born Quah Ah (which means “white coral beads”), a Native American painter better known as Tonita Peña. When she was only 12, her mother and sister died, her father unable to raise her, took her to live with an aunt at Cochiti Pueblo, where she remained the rest of her… Continue reading On this day… was born Tonita Peña

Art History, Artists, Painters

3 women artists you should follow on Instagram

One thing really amazing about living in 21th century is that we can find very easily everything that we like or that inspires us. If you are an art lover, as much as myself, you have noted that Instagram is an incredible tool that helps to find new great artists. I myself follow several very talented artists on… Continue reading 3 women artists you should follow on Instagram

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