In 1985 the MOMA in New York held an exhibition entitled “An International Survey of Painting and Sculpture”. It was supposed to feature the artists producing the most compelling and original work at the time. […]
Tag: Women in Art
Frida Kahlo: the goddess of painting
Frida Kahlo has become a symbol of female emancipation and empowerment and rightfully so. She chose to deal with her misfortune by creating art instead of giving up.
Mira Dancy and her all-female universe
Her canvases, big and expansive, filled with colours and female silhouettes, don’t feature male bodies. As the artist says herself, she wants her paintings to be about the female experience as a whole.
Women in Art: Joan Mitchell
Mitchell’s paintings are complex, but captivating. “If I don’t feel what I’m doing there’s no point in it. Real. Felt is the only word you’d say. There has to be meaning to what you’re putting on.”
Women in Art: Carmen Herrera
Straight lines, the absence of extravagance and her well thought-out choice of colors for each of her paintings make for a cohesive body of abstracts that are nothing like the work of her female contemporaries.