Author: Women Painters

Kathryn E. Bard Cherry (American, 1860 – 1931)…

Kathryn E. Bard Cherry (American, 1860 – 1931): Fish, Fruits, and Flowers (c. 1923) (via Saint Louis Art Museum)

Uemura Shōen (Japanese, 1875 – 1949): Beautifu…

Uemura Shōen (Japanese, 1875 – 1949): Beautiful Woman Reading a Book (1941) (via Tokyo Fuji Art Museum)


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oncanvas: She Was Learning to Love Moments to…


She Was Learning to Love Moments to Love Moments for Themselves, Amy Sherald, 2017

oil on canvas
54 x 43 in. (137.16 x 109.22 cm)

Blanche Hoschedé-Monet (French, 1865 – 1947): …

Blanche Hoschedé-Monet (French, 1865 – 1947): The arbour in Monet’s garden (via Millon)

Dora Wilson (British/Australian, 1882 – 1946):…

Dora Wilson (British/Australian, 1882 – 1946): Old Rome (1927-1930) (via National Gallery of Victoria)

Antonietta Brandeis (Czech, 1848 – 1926): …

Antonietta Brandeis (Czech, 1848 – 1926):

two different views of the Grand Canal in the direction of Santa Maria della Salute

Angelica Kauffmann and Mary Moser in Henry Sin…

Angelica Kauffmann and Mary Moser in Henry Singleton’s The Royal Academicians in General Assembly (1795) (via Royal Academy of Arts)

From the museum website:

Behind President Benjamin West, to the left, are Angelica Kauffman and Mary Moser, the two founding women Academicians. They might be seen as relegated to the background but Elizabeth Eger says Singleton produced ‘a rare naturalistic portrayal of Kauffman and Moser, assured and at ease among their male contemporaries and set by the painter at the apex of the arrangement of figures.’ (Eger 2010 p.49) As women, Kauffman and Moser did not in fact attend meetings of the General Assembly, so would not have been present.

The paintings behind Kauffmann and Moser are Moser’s Spring and Summer

Annie Swynnerton (English, 1844 – 1933): The L…

Annie Swynnerton (English, 1844 – 1933): The Letter (via Royal Academy of Arts)

Your trusted blogger took advantage of a trip …

Your trusted blogger took advantage of a trip to Brittany to visit the “Créatrices – L’émancipation par l’art” women artists exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes If you’re in the area I would say definitely drop in, it’s only 6 euros – if not it’s not necessarily worth the trip in and of itself, but I still had a great time.

I was thrilled to see the Vigée Le Brun and the Valadon pictured above – the former especially, since it’s on loan from Florence and also happened to be the cover picture of a book on her I just finished. They also had one of my all-time faves, Amélie Beaury-Saurel’s “Dans le bleu” (which I did not attempt to photograph as it was hung, in this blogger’s opinion, much too high on the walls). This is a multi-media exhibition so they also have a fair bit of sculpture, yarn art, installation and so on.

It’s on until the end of September! Do let me know if you visit or have visited.

Pictured (all pictures mine):

  • Carole Rivalin (French, b. 972): Jenn (2014) (detail)
  • Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755 – 1842): Self-portrait (1790)
  • Yvonne Jean-Haffen (French, 1895 – 1993): Fontaine de Saint-Nicodème (1960)
  • Shirley Goldfarb (American, 1925 – 1980): Fuchsia (1980) (detail)
  • Louise Moillon (French, 1610 – 1696): Still life with apricots (1634)
  • Nina Childress (American, b. 1961): Greenwich (2015) (detail)
  • Judit Reigl (Hungarian, b. 1923): Guano (1958-1965) (detail)
  • Laure Garcin (French, 1896 – 1978): Self-portrait (1932)
  • Suzanne Valadon (French, 1865 – 1938): Adam and Eve (1909)
  • Joan Mitchell (American, 1925 – 1992): La Grande Vallée IX (1983-1984) (detail)