12 Female Curators Talk About Their Favorite Female Artists:
“At the start of Women’s History Month last year, the National Museum of Women in the Arts posed a question to their social-media followers: Can you name five women artists? In an attempt to bring the undersung work of women in the visual arts to the surface, the museum (and several others around the country) began telling stories and sharing works from female-identifying artists in their collections. The hope was that by the end of March, hungry art consumers — and total newbies — would be able to name, recognize, and admire female artists besides Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe.”
(Via. The Cut)
The first abstract artist? (And it’s not Kandinsky) | Tate:
“Wassily Kandinsky is generally regarded as the pioneer of abstract art. However, a Swedish woman called Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) might claim that title”
A new piece I did to test paper type and scanner settings. I’m not happy with the results so I will be buying new illustration board and possibly adding a dedicated scanner at some point.
An artists whose work I enjoy.
Artsy: Michael Conrads
Traditional Asian Ink Paired with Cartoon Lines Create Larger-than-Life Comic Worlds | The Creators Project:
“In the comic and cartoon worlds, ‘adult’ often refers to excessive gore and sexual material. But what happens when the art form is elevated to a higher level of thoughtfulness with diverse subject matter and lifted out of standard page sizes? Enter Kim Jung Gi, a Korean sketch artist breaking the confines of comic books and graphic novels to create large scale, detailed works ranging from scenes of everyday city life to surreal compositions.”
The Sensuous Art of Gerda Wegener | Advocate.com:
“Aside from creating sleek art deco fantasies that graced the pages of Vogue, La Vie Parisienne, Fantasio, and many other magazines, Gerda Wegener (1886-1940) was married to a transgender woman who had the first publicly recorded gender-reassignment surgery.”
Beguiling images from a little-known French painter – The Boston Globe:
“FORT WORTH, Texas — When, in 2011, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston decided to sell one of its paintings by Claude Monet, two by Alfred Sisley, one by Paul Gauguin, one by Camille Pissarro, and one by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, all to buy a single painting, ‘Man at His Bath,’ by Gustave Caillebotte, many people asked a forgivable question: Who is Gustave Caillebotte?”