Currently Browsing: Women painters
When most people think of women and surrealism, they inevitably think of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. But Frida wasn’t the only female artist working in dreamscapes (or nightmare escapes) in Mexico. Spanish painter Remedios Varo and English artist Leonora Carrington also found refuge in Mexico after running from the Nazis in Vichy-occupied France.… read more.
Today marks the day in 1966 that renowned painter Alma Thomas finally had her first retrospective. It was held at the Gallery of Art at Howard University, with art historian James A. Porter serving as the curator. The exhibition ran from April 24th to May 17th.
Alma Thomas, who was almost 75 years old, had waited a very long time.… read more.
Globally, the fight for women’s rights is still happening. This can be seen in the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States this past summer and the subsequent protests that occurred after it.
The current protests in Iran are in response to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was killed by Iran’s morality police because she was not wearing the hijab to government standards.… read more.
On Charlotte by David Foenkinos
(translated from French by Sam Taylor)
Guest Post by Martha Anne Toll
Today’s FF2 SWAN-of-the-Day is Charlotte Salomon who was born in Berlin (Germany) on this day in 1917.
Visual artist Charlotte Salomon was 26 and pregnant when she was murdered at Auschwitz. Her violent death spotlights a short, brilliant artistic life.… read more.