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
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.
51% visual artists today are women. Only 28% museum solo exhibitions spotlighted women in 8 museums in 2000s. 27 women listed in current H.W. Janson’s History of Art— no women featured in the 1980s.16–19th centuries women were barred from studying nude model, basis for academic training.Women are half of the MFAs in US, but only 25% solo exhibitions in New York feature women 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 […]