women artists

While much of modern lace is loomed by machine, until the mid-nineteenth century, the art of lacemaking was a painstaking and time-consuming craft produced predominantly by women. Despite being a…
Gentileschi’s Judith stands out because it shows the act of a woman forcefully decapitating a man. One could argue that any depiction of this tale is inherently violent. And yet, many believe…
These eight artists bent the rules when branding themselves. Although they worked across two centuries, all chose to adopt their mother’s family names instead of abiding by the traditional patriarchy…
Leigh Brings an Unprecedented Degree of Black Female Representation to the U.S. Pavilion & the Venice Biennale at Large
Much like ourselves, the characters in Bea Scaccia: With their Striking Features arm themselves with costumes and possessions that speak to the roles they are trying to perform, and the identities…
Scholars and curators are reviving these oeuvres and changing the way we talk about women in art history. From the paper cuttings of Joanna Koerten to the drawings of Gesina Ter Borch, here is a…
As I edge out of almost-post-pandemic confusion and lethargy, three books have awakened my curiosity and steered it in very different directions, together navigating the treacherous shoals of the…
All employed by LIFE magazine, these women—six of the most important photographers of the past century—contributed to the development of modern photojournalism between the 1930s and the early 1970s.