The women who redefined the concept of feminine art
The History of Women and Fine Art
It has been more than thirty years since the birth of the feminist art and the women’s art history or what can be called the women’s movement. Since then women have only expanded their horizon of attaining greatness in whatever form of art, be it fine art, abstract art, oil painting, contemporary art and creative writing about books and novels and blog writing etc.
Women are often found as the focal point of art - on the canvas, in the book, but seldom behind it - wielding a brush or a pen. A brief history about women and their collaboration with art can be read here!
Women and art are synonymous of women empowerment and these most famous women artists of this millennium have one thing in common - passion for art in the form of writing, painting, music, fashion, and digital art photography.
Frida Kahlo - Painter
A Mexican painter famous for her intense and revolutionary self-portraits, Frida Kahlo led her life in such a way that it immortalized her as a feminist icon. Known for her quirky way of life, she used to win tequila challenges with hefty men and switched her birth date to three years later as July 7th, 1910 to coincide with the birth of modern Mexico.
She became famous for her self-portraits decades after her death. Her art became well known as folk art and her work 'Roots' set the auction record for a Latin American piece of Art. It was sold for US$5.6 million dollars in May 2006.
A good know how about Frida’s work can be found here
Dolly Parton - Singer, Songwriter
Acclaimed as the queen of country music, Dolly Parton has had 25 No. 1 singles on the Billboards and more than 40 albums charting on the Billboard's Top 10 country albums, which is a mean feat in itself.
She is also one of the only two artists alongside Reba McEntire to have had No. 1 hit songs charting across the four decades leading up to 2009.
She has written over 5,000 songs since the age of 7 and is one of the women artists who have continued to hold a special place in our hearts over the decades.
Here are some of her most appreciated songs!
Coco Chanel - Designer
Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel and thereafter nicknamed Coco when she appeared as a cabaret singer, Coco Chanel is one of the most interesting style icons of the millennium.
Her timeless designs are still talk of the town. She opened her first clothes shop in 1910 following her brief stint as a singer. Despite her lack of breeding as one of the upper class, her clothing designs embodied class and perfect sense of style.
Jane Austen - Writer
Best known for her novels Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen is one of the most accomplished English authors of the Georgian Era.
Her novels were a reflection of her social views and had strong women as central characters. She began writing in bound notebooks in the early 1790's and her initial work.
Love and Friendship was a parody of romantic fiction written as a series of love letters. Even today, Jane Austen is considered one of the greatest literary figures in English history.
Louise Josephine Bourgeois-Sculptor
Louise Bourgeois was famous for art sculptures and installation art. She was French – American and apart from large scale sculpture she was also an expert in painting and printmaking.
She expressed abstract expressionism and surrealism in her work of art from domesticity, to death. Her art did not formally get any affiliation for a particular form of art. She knew the art business and had continued to create art for sale till her death in 2010
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Ida Abelman was an American muralist and painter in the 1930s in New York. Her art focused on the quality of the lives of human beings and the impact that technology has on the environment.
The murals of Boonville Beginnings are one of her most accomplished art work. Her hallmark style was to paint her compositions on a full sheet of paper giving an abstract energy to canvas.
Dorothea Lange - Photographer
Dorothea Lange, born Dorothea Nutzhorn in the year 1895, in Hoboken, New Jersey, became one of the most famous women artists of the millennium due to her poignant portraits of displaced farmers during the Great Depression.
Her photographs of the unemployed men wandering the streets, and migrant workers during the Depression greatly influenced later documentary photography, which were showcased with captions that featured the words of the workers themselves.
Her first exhibition of photo art was held in 1934 and she received the Guggenheim Fellowship six years later for her photography.
Madonna Louise Ciccone – Singer and a legend
Madonna was born in 1958, in Bay City, Michigan and this pop legend is known for her constant reinvention and brilliant performance. Madonna is indisputably the most famous pop singer, actress, songwriter, actress and a business person.
She has a string of commercially successful awards to herself, including Grammy Awards winning Ray of light. Throughout her entire career, she had written, produced and performed on songs which had been the number one on the chartbusters list for weeks and years.
Her world famous compositions are Papa Don’t Preach, Frozen, Like a Prayer, Into the Groove and 4 minutes. Her popularity was further enhanced with her role in Evita which later earned her the Golden Globe Award. She has been formally recognized as the best selling female singer and her place permanently printed in Guinness Book of World Records.
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