If nobody took risks harem pants wouldn't be a fashion trend, women wouldn't have the rights they have, and art wouldn't be as diverse as it is. As an emerging artist during the 1950s, Jay DeFeo (1929 – 1989) was expected to partake in the techniques used by the pop art community. Instead,...

Portuguese painter Paula Rego (1935-) has prevailed in the art industry thanks to her ability to adjust. Artists like Paula are a gem. She accepted the changes and allowed them to expand her reach as an artist. Now a master of multiple art mediums, Paula Rego is one of the top figurative...

Posted by LiaDelFresco Art HERstory: Viola Frey Once upon a time the most of our worries were staying inside the lines when coloring, remembering what number came after 8 when counting, and spelling our names correctly. When asked what they want to be when they grow up, the majority of 5...

Art HERstory: Idelle Weber Throughout American history, being born with boobs has provided a one way ticket to second-in-command. Women haven't ever gained equal societal acceptance despite our equal abilities. Some women give up and accept what's given to them, while others say 'screw that'...

Art HERstory: Linda McCartney We've all heard the saying 'behind every great man is a great woman.' That's fine and dandy but what about the women who can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their guy, no leaning needed? Anyone breathing can readily identify Paul McCartney, but not many are...

Posted by LiaDelFresco Art HERstory: Joan Mitchell Finding something you love to do is a priceless accomplishment. Some work diligently strictly for a paycheck, while other make pocket change doing what they feel they were born to do. That's the way I feel about writing. The sheer tasks of...

She's definitely worthy of the Art HERstory hall fo fame. Most of Beryl's depictions are of people she observes in the warmer months of the year. She stored memories from her outings and sat down to paint them during the boring winter days. A place she frequented for inspiration was the pub...

Posted by LiaDelFresco Art HERstory: Nancy Holt Since the beginning of time man and nature have been interconnected. In our industrialized societies it may sometimes slip our minds, but whether we like it or not we affect each other. Nancy Holt (1938 -) devised a way to illustrate this...

Art HERstory: Lila Katzen Don't get me wrong, the natural world is beautiful. Trees, mountains, birds, and men are all quite visually appealing. Despite the attractiveness of reality, abstract artists choose to steer clear of recognizable reality and focus more on what you see (colors,...

Art HERstory: Yayoi Kusama Everyone isn't meant to be creative. Luckily for society, there are a few 'creative geniuses' scattered among the workaholic drones of the world. Japanese avant-garde sculptor, painter, and novelist Yayoi Kusama (1929 – ) sees the world covered in what she calls...

 

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