Women In Art

By Bri943
  • 1098

    Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

    Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
    She is best-known as a composer of sacred monophony, she has been considered by many in Europe to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany. The piece above, I believe is about her spirituality. I feel like this is what she envisioned. She was considered spiritual and a healer. When I think of healer and natural aspects, I think of mother. Again, she brings history into her pieces and gives us an insight into her interpretations of people and her vision.
  • 1130

    Heerad of Landsberg (1130 – 1195)

    Heerad of Landsberg (1130 – 1195)
    born in France. Landsberg was known to be a Alsatian nun and abbess of Hohenburg Abbey .Landsberg received the highest education available to women during the 12th century. Abbess was often artists themselves. Landsberg was a leader and advocated for women of the Abbey and provided a safe zone for women to use their creative abilities, such as herself. Her Encolypedia helped teach women of the Abbey biblical, moral, and theological materials.
  • 1548

    Caterina Van Hemessen

    Caterina Van Hemessen
    "Self Portrait" is her famous painting. Van Hemessen is best known for her self-portrait of men and women. For Van Hemessen, the portrait displays deeper colors of a woman’s clothing and the details of the woman and how she is in the first few steps of the painting. The woman is wearing a black and maroon dress with an off-white hat. Van Hemessen focused on the creases and wrinkles of the hands and even realistically added the pink of the cheeks. She learned mostly from her father.
  • 1560

    Levina Teerlinc

    Levina Teerlinc
    Levina grew up the oldest of 5. Both her father and grandfather were artists. Levina specialized in painting miniature portraits. The portraits were mostly used by watercolors and painted on calf skins or heavy paper. Most of the paintings have a solid color background. The painting below is called “Elizabeth I”, 560-65. Elizabeth is seen to be wearing gold and black and very detailed gems and jewelry on the clothing. Elizabeth’s face is porcelain-like skin and blond hair with a flower piece
  • Maria Sibylla Merian

    Maria Sibylla Merian
    Merian is a German naturalist and nature artist. Merian was one of the first artists to study insects. Merian grew up collecting insects and ended up publishing her own books on nature where she illustrated her drawings of the insects in her books. In her books, she illustrated over 100 species and their life span. She is important to women as science was a man's job. Despite the challenges, she became a popular woman who helped turn science into art.
  • Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

    Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
    Guiard had many inspirational people who helped her reach her success, such as Maurice Quentin de La Tour and François André Vincent. She eventually alongside artist Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun got admitted into Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. Guiard moved from miniatures to full paintings and eventually moved from pastels to oils. As her success continued, she went on to do pieces of the aunts of Louis XVI and Thomas Jefferson.
  • Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

    Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
    Élisabeth was already getting popular with her pieces, she was accepted into the painters' guild of the Académie de Saint-Luc where her popularity increased. The artist was recognized by the royal residence at Versailles and painted her first portrait of Marie Antoinette. . She is considered of the one most famous female artist of the 18th century.
  • Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot

    Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot
    Morisot is important because she was a part of the Impressionism Movement. An impressionist is a person who goes against normal styles. An impressionist style is usually brushwork that is not blended. They focus on the lighting and the objects. Despite having to learn privately and not being allowed to study in normal conditions due to her gender, she remained the highest rank and did 7/8 impressionist exhibits and sold many of her pieces.
  • Louise Abbéma 1853-1927

    Louise Abbéma 1853-1927
    born in France. She was born into a wealthy family. She first received recognition for her work at age 23 when she painted a portrait of Sarah Bernhardt. She is important in women's history as she won many metals and awards. Women artists during this time were proving themselves more and more. Artwork made by women was to help overcome that stereotype of women and became more confident in their artwork.
  • Cecilia Beaux (1855–1942)

    Cecilia Beaux (1855–1942)
    had a hard life at the beginning with the death of her mother and her father leaving her and her sibling. Her relatives raised her and her sister in Philadelphia. Beaux was influenced by Adolf van der Whelen and William Sartain. In 1833, Cecilia opened up a studio. Beaux is important to women's history because she was the first female instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
  • Marie Bashkirtseff 1858-1884

    Marie Bashkirtseff 1858-1884
    born in Russia. Marie lives a short life but left a forever impression on the world. She was born into a noble family which shortly lead to the separation of her parents. Marie had hopes of becoming a singer before tuberculosis destroyed her voice. Marie decided to study painting at the Robert-Fleury studio at the Académie Julien, which was one of the few establishments that accepted female students.
  • Elenore Abbott (1875–1935)

    Elenore Abbott (1875–1935)
    born in Maine. She studied art at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women before moving on to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Abbott also attended Académie des Beaux-Arts In France before she moved to study at the Drexel Institute under the supervision of Howard Pyle. Abbott was recognized also as a portrait and landscape painter and designer at the Hedgerow Theater. accomplished many things throughout her life including creating a professional art association to promote women’s work.
  • Jacqueline Marval (1866-1932)

    Jacqueline Marval (1866-1932)
    She was born in Quaix, France. Marvel at first was hoping to become a teacher like her family members but after some heartbreaking situation, Marvel left her husband and worked as a vest-marker. Marvel randomly started painting. She became more interested in it when Ambroise Vollard buys a few of her paintings. Marvel worked primarily as a painter, but she also got into working with lithographs, watercolors, pastels, engravings, tapestry designs, and experimented with sculpture.
  • Mary Abbott (1921-2019)

    Mary Abbott (1921-2019)
    born in New York. She was a member of the New York School of abstract expressionists in the late 1940s and 1950s.Abbott spent many winters in Haiti and St.Croix. That is where she found many inspirations, such as the people and landscapes, that often inspired her paintings. In her time in New York, Philip Pavia invited her to be one of the only three women included in "The Artist's Club" alongside Elaine de Kooning and Perle Fine. Mary Abbott helped develop Abstract Expressionism in the 1940’s.
  • Andi Aronvitz (1959-present)

    Andi Aronvitz (1959-present)
    is an American-Israeli printmaker and multimedia artist. Andi graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. Arnovitz is an activist artist who works in different types of media. Her source of inspiration is paper, she considers herself a paper-manipulator, a bookmaker artist. Her pieces often reflect her want and need for pattern, surface, and thread. Aronvitz became interested in art when in her father’s fabric store in Kansas City.
  • Lily Kemp(Unknown-Present).

    Lily Kemp(Unknown-Present).
    was born in London. She has attended BA in Fine Art Painting, University of the Arts London, London, and also attended the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University of the Arts London, London. Lily Kemps's goal is to change the way men see and paint women and their bodies. She wants to express the realism of women and their true self whether than the idea/thoughts of how women should look like and be.