Women’s Studies

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Artemisia Gentileschi: The Power, Glory and Passions of a Female Painter, The Musée Maillol, March 14 – July 15, 2012

Artemisia: Pouvoir, gloire et passions d’une femme peintre . The paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi (on show at the Musée Maillol from March 14 to July 15) are so expressive you can practically smell the blood and sweat. They also portray women as assertive beings, capable of giving themselves over to both crime and pleasure (often both at the same … Continue reading

Joyeux Anniversaire, Rosa Bonheur!

Rosa Bonheur (March 16, 1822 – May 25, 1899) was a French animalière,  realist artist, and sculptor. As a painter, she became famous primarily for two chief works: Ploughing in the Nivernais (in French: Le labourage nivernais, le sombrage), which was first exhibited at the Salon of 1848, and is now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The painting depicts a team of oxen ploughing a field while attended by … Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day! We salute five great women artists: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Artemisia Gentileschi, Chakaia Booker, Olga De Amaral and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth

In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate five great women artists:  Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Artemisia Gentileschi, Chakaia Booker, Olga De Amaral and Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, covering 500 years of art history. Self-portrait with Two Pupils Marie Gabrielle Capet (1761–1818) and Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond (died 1788) Adélaïde Labille-Guiard  (French, Paris 1749–1803 Paris) Date: 1785 … Continue reading