On Women’s Day I see a lot of posts honouring the women scientists, activists, military and the many women who simply, or not so simply as the case may be, stood up for justice. These women deserve all the honour and respect they get and absolutely tons more, however I don’t really see artists among the occupation we tend to gravitate towards during Women’s Day; this is just my personal observation. I think this is because creativity, art and ‘artsy’ stuff is so open to females now that it’s almost considered feminine, though most successful artists making a living off their art that I’ve known have been male. Maybe it’s a case of creative traits are feminine and not necessarily the creative practice, take the culinary arts for example. But the arts being female friendly hasn’t always been the case. Many talented female artists left art after marriage, some on their own volition, many others because of their family’s or husband’s disapproval and/or jealousy. Most female artists couldn’t do big religious scenes (the kind that made the big money) because it needed studying from nudes and corpses which they were not permitted do. This forced women artists, if determined to live off their art, into portrait work and still-life. This eased up with time and by the late 1800s art academies and colleges allowed women to join and study the nude or nearly nude figure. So here’s to all the women who came before me.
Claricia (13th Century)
Sofonisba Anguissola (1530 –1625)
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 –1653)
Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755 –1842)
Ellen Day Hale (1855 -1940)
Marianne von Werefkin (1860 –1938)
Zinaida Serebriakova (1884 – 1967)
Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954)
Amrita Sher-Gil (1913 – 1941)
Teresa Sanchez Gavito Y Perdomo (1918 - 2000)
Typostrate Weekend Inspiration 39
Drawing on a glass is always fascinating, because it has to be precise and perfect. This week we found some awesome and interesting inspirations, installations, 3D art movements, window shopping designs, selfmade letterings , fancy alphabets, digital art, calligraphy urban art and endless possibilities. Enjoy these inspirations and feel free to send us some over as Gergő Bogányi from Hungary did it with his Geoarabic Typeface (No7).
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." Friedrich Nietsche
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The Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota makes installations made of threads that are reminiscent of cobwebs. Objects embedded in them or stacked on top of each other create a environment imbued with a strong emotional and poetic charge. A superb job to be discovered.
I’ve always loved this
"Old ladies" of the Hell’s Angels waiting outside a club meeting, 1965
(Animate gif Hopper, whatsapp), 2013 Ibon Mainar
Face of a Girl, c. 1898, oil on cardboard, 38 x 34 cm, private collection.
15 Year Old Erika Kornelia Szeles a Hungarian Resistance member who fought against the Soviets during the 1956 revolution
Erika joined the uprising with an older friend after Soviet forces invaded Hungary. Erika served as a nurse, treating wounded resistance fighters during the last days of the uprising. During a resistance operation, Erika was mortally wounded in a street fight with Soviet soldiers on November 8th 1956 and died on the spot.