Reposted blog. THROUGH A JAPANESE WOMAN’S EYES THE BEAUTY & THE FIREFLY Don’t go, firefly! Even at night Kyoto is noisy. Issa Kobayashi Shoen Uemura, born in Kyoto in 1875, starred recently in an exhibition on Japanese women artists held at the Yamatane Museum in Tokyo. During her career, she was […]
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I am always amazed by the number of women artists who were creating in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Polish painter Alina Bondy Glassova (1865-1935) and her Finnish contemporary Dora Wahlroos (1870-1947) besides producing a body of artistic work, also have left posterity revealing and insightful images of themselves. […]
Finnish-Swedish artist Venny Soldan (1863-1945) was well traveled and studied in St. Petersburg as well as Paris. She married a poet and created a number of remarkable and endearing portraits of her two sons, Heikki and Antti.
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) made significant creative contributions to the French Impressionists, participating in all but one (1879) of the eight exhibitions held by the group. Why was Morisot unable to participate with her colleagues that year? Because of the birth of her only child Julie (1878-1966), who would someday become an artist herself. Morisot […]
Make certain to click on the painting to ENLARGE it! Reposted blog. Berthe gave her picture to Manet; thus nothing will remain in the house. That souvenir of Lorient would have been not at all unpleasant to keep.* Madame Cornelie Morisot, letter to her daughter Edma August 14, 1869 Was Berthe […]
Here’s a trio of women artists who may not be that well known but have left posterity with three memorable self-portraits, starting with German painter Louise Hollandine, (1622-1709) who was also a princess as well as an abbess. Ludovike Simanowiz (1759-1827) was also a German painter, specializing in portraits. She had an eventful […]
Reposted blog. Do you believe in seances? Or that an artist can be inspired by her “spiritual guides” to create a succession of abstract compositions like Untitled #1 (part of Altar Paintings series). Just over a century ago, Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) utilized her experience as a medium to express […]
Reposted blog. Zinaida Serebriakova, one of Russia’s first notable women painters, was caught in the middle of the upheaval of World War I and Russian Revolution.. Like Boris Pasternak’s character Dr. Zhivago, she lost not only family members and friends, but her way of life.* However, her self portrait At the Dressing Table was […]
German artist Marie Ellenrieder (1791-1863) was an esteemed painter, known for her religious paintings. However, in these self-portraits, she decided to provide two different but unique perspectives of her character.
Australian artist Florence Fuller (1867-1946) traveled widely during her career, from Australia to South Africa to Europe. Well known in her own day, particularly for portraits and landscapes, her work eventually fell into obscurity. However, Fuller’s reputation is being revived; her artistic talent evident in the painting above.