Many of these artists were extremely versatile and often worked outside the main-stream. They were all revolutionary. Some simply because they were independent women with artistic careers, others because of the nature of the art they produced. They were inventive and inspired.
I love the National Museum in Cardiff. It has a fantastic collection of Impressionist and early twentieth century Art. I used to visit it a lot when I was a student there in the 1980s. We visited it yesterday afternoon. We started in a contemporary exhibition called “Who […]
The world of online galleries is full of brilliant work by talented artists who often get overlooked by the curators. So I have put together 10 very affordable gems that I have spotted recently.
It’s quite an eclectic selection. From the wonderful geometric designs of Clarice Cliff and Sonia Delaunay to the decidedly whimsical Cicely Mary Barker to the whimsical (in a hard-edged traumatized way, maybe fantastical is a better word), Frida Kahlo.
In 1928 the House of Lords was commissioned Brangwyn to produce a series celebrating the beauty of the British Empire but the peers refused to accept them because they were “too colourful and lively”. The House of Lords’ loss is Swansea’s gain. These panels are absolutely astonishing.
Part 2 of my liost of deceased female artists, as suggested by fellow bloggers.
My first blog focused on American contemporary female painters. Some of these artists I admire, or just like but I don’t think they necessarily influence my work in the way that the American painters in my first list do. Again most of them are not especially famous but […]
The famous ones I started this list as a challenge to myself really. I began thinking about women artists and was shocked that I got as far as Tracey Enim and then my mind just went blank. I looked up a few more names on google and added […]
Know how to make an artist happy? Give them art supplies. Stuff to play with. Great Art (whom I buy the majority of my wonderful linen canvases and paints from) sent me a lovely surprise this morning. They sent me an “art box” and a Seasons Greetings card. […]
So it wasn’t to be. Swansea wont be the UK city of culture in 2021. It will be Coventry. How disappointing. We went down to a venue on the High Street called the Hyst to see the result announced live on BBC TV. There was a lot of […]