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We Remember the Talent of Artemisia Gentileschi

Photo of painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as a Lute Player (c. 1615-17). Located at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT

Happy birthday, Artemisia Gentileschi! Today, we are proud to celebrate the applauded Italian Renaissance painter on this, what would be her 431st birthday. Artemisia’s achievements are legendary: on the Museum of Art’s website, she is referred to as “the most famous woman painter of the seventeenth century.”read more.

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Spandita Malik Stitches Together Community

This photo of Spandita Malik’s work was taken by Debra Thimmesch of FF2 Media while visiting the Kemper Museum.

Visual artist Spandita Malik is known for her signature combination of photography, printing, and embroidery. Spandita’s work represents not only her own talent, but the talents of countless women. Today, on the first anniversary of the opening of her exhibit Jāḷī—Meshes of Resistance, FF2 celebrates Spandita and her work.read more.

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Yuki Kimura Explores Space and Time in Latest Exhibit

For Japanese artist Yuki Kimura, artistic production, installation, and display are merely steps or stages of a more comprehensive exploration of some of the so-called “big questions.” Above all else, she is a conceptual artist who employs a range of media and materials to parse the questions, if not provide the answers.read more.

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Nicole Eisenman’s Tutorial on Sculpture, Politics, and Everything

.At the least, it’s entertaining to encounter and attempt to decode an artwork by Nicole Eisenman. But the experience invariably escalates. The speed by which that happens depends on many factors but venue is a key one. For instance, her current exhibition, Nicole Eisenman: With, And, Of, On Sculpture, at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Paris showcases a monumental, two-figure sculpture, Perpetual Motion Machine (2019).read more.

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Lily van der Stokker’s Radical Flowers & Relentless Good Cheer

Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker’s cartoon-aesthetic, pastel pleasantries are not at all what they seem. On the surface, they function to reify longstanding assertions that there is a feminine style of art as well as feminine subject matter (and a corresponding feminine audience). The cheerful orange, yellow, pink, and green daisies of her mural Thank You Darling (Dec.read more.

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Soheila Sokhanvari Paints Real Womens’ Real Stories

Today, on the seventh anniversary of her Heart of Glass exhibit at the New Art Gallery Walsall, FF2 is proud to spotlight talented multidisciplinary artist Soheila Sokhanvari! A gifted painter and sculptor, Soheila’s art merges the personal with the political to depict all the celebration and longing in considering pre-revolutionary Iranian life.read more.

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