Where are the Girls? Jemima Kirke on women in art – video
Jemima Kirke discusses how women have always made art, even if they've been absent from the history books (and gallery walls). This short film made by the Tate investigates the role of women as makers, not just muses - http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/video/2014/jan/23/girls-jemima-kirke-women-art-video - Related to this, also view the video 'Guerrilla Girls: Estrogen Bombing - Yoko Ono's Meltdown' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYnTO5eed8U
The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine: one of the greatest feminist art series, ever
This incredible series of photographs features “morbid depictions of common beauty rituals” of women. Created by artist Jessica Ledwich, each photo is just as bizarre as the next, showing just what women have gone through in their beauty practices that are quite “monstrous”. Ledwich says her project explores the fact that throughout “history, the bodies […]
Tasha Tudor, an American illustrator of children’s books. She lived the life — a 19th century life — she depicted in her books: “She wore kerchiefs, hand-knitted sweaters, fitted bodices and flowing skirts, and often went barefoot. She reared her four children in a home without electricity or running water until her youngest turned five…” She raised her own farm animals; turned flax she had grown into clothing; and lived by homespun wisdom: sow root crops on a waning moon, above-ground…
Suminagashi (sue-me-NAH-gah-she) literally means “floating ink” and is an ancient form of Japanese marbling dating back over 800 years. Colored inks are floated on a bath of clear water and then gently manipulated into delicate patterns. Paper is carefully laid on top of the water to absorb the colors and then lifted. This is a form of monoprinting where no two prints will be exactly the same.