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
Up a flight of paint-splattered stairs in New York City's Flatiron district lies the studio apartment in which painter Carmen Herrera, 100, has lived and worked for the past 55 years, gradually distilling her ideas into abstract canvases—geometric fields of vibrant colors segmented by stark, straight lines—whose power is only amplified by their extreme simplicity. Raised in Cuba, the youngest of seven children, in 1938 Herrera married an American, Jesse Loewenthal, and moved with him to New…
Roy Lichtenstein - Woman in bath, 1963. Pop art (Portrait) Magna on canvas, 172.7 cm x 172.7 cm. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid, Spain. I remember accidentally finding this paining in the museum. :)
In 1995, Leslie Guy became the first African American woman in the United States to earn a master’s in science degree in art conservation. The University of Delaware graduate said the politics behind preservation efforts drew her to the degree.