Try without prompts in google to remember 5 female artists.
I think this is very hard to deal with. Have you wondered why?
In general, it is believed that a woman cannot draw like a man. Although there are many women in history who drew as well as men.
My opinion is based on the analysis of biographies. Mostly women were not allowed to study either by their parents or husbands. Success was achieved by those who put art in the first place in their lives, neglecting the norms of society and creating a family.
Consider the 5 most original female artists that you need to know, in my opinion.
1. Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was an American avant-garde artist.
You can see hidden passion in flowers in her paintings. Critics associated these images with sexual symbols, although the artist herself claimed that her flowers express sensuality, the subtle essence of nature.
In the 1970s, O’Keeffe began to lose her sight, began working with ceramics, and wrote an autobiographical book. After 1982, O’Keeffe no longer made art.
In 2014, her painting “White flower. Datura” set a price record among works of art created by women. It was sold for $44.4 million.
2. Margaret Keane (born 1927) is an American artist.
In the United States in the 1960s, a series of paintings depicting sad children with big eyes were a great commercial success. All works were under the name of Walter Keane.
But the real author of these works was not Walter, but his wife, Margaret Keane. Her husband convinced her that paintings signed with a male name would sell better and at a higher price.
After 10 years of marriage, the couple divorced. And in 1986, Margaret officially declared the authorship of her paintings and spoke in court against her ex-husband. The judge demanded that they draw a portrait of a child with characteristic large eyes. Walter refused, citing shoulder pain, and Margaret painted the portrait in 53 minutes. The court recognized the authorship of the artist and awarded her $4 million in compensation for moral and material damage. However, she never saw the money, since Walter had already squandered his fortune by that time.
After the divorce, Margaret settled in Hawaii and continued to work. She still sells her paintings.
In 2014, Tim Burton’s film Big Eyes was released, based on the artist’s biography.
3. Zinaida Serebryakova (1884-1967) – Russian artist.
She drew a lot from childhood, in 1900 she entered the women’s gymnasium, then she studied painting.
In her youth, Zinaida fell in love with her cousin, the family was against this marriage and the lovers decided to run away. In this marriage, 4 children were born. The husband died early of typhus.
She painted many paintings on the theme of peasant life and the Russian village.
During the 1917 revolution, she leaves for Kharkov. All family property was looted and destroyed. The artist made the colors herself.
In 1924 Serebryakova went to work in France, where the paintings were not sold, and she had to survive. Rare money she sent to children in Russia.
Zinaida died of a stroke and was buried in France.
Thanks to the daughter, the mother’s paintings returned to their homeland and gained fame there.
4. Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) – Mexican artist.
It is difficult to imagine a more dramatic fate than Frida’s. She contracted polio at an early age. As a result, one leg was shorter than the other. Frida hid this because she did not want to be considered a cripple. And in her youth she gets into an accident. For a year she lies in the hospital almost motionless and begins to draw. Since she sees almost no one but herself in the mirror, she will paint over 60 self-portraits.
Then she gets to her feet, surprising the doctors. Kahlo goes to school and gets married. Then he suffers from a failed marriage and the loss of a child.
Frida died at 47. A week before her death, she was at her exhibition. That day she joked a lot and drank wine. A year before her death, her leg was amputated.
Frida’s latest works reflected her pain and understanding that her body was collapsing and death would soon come.
5. Yayoi Kusama (born 1929) is a Japanese artist.
She works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, video art, fashion, poetry, fiction and other art forms. Her work is exhibited periodically around the world.
Suffering from mental illness. And for 10 years she has been voluntarily living in a psychiatric hospital, where she works on her unusual exhibits.
On November 12, 2008, at Christie’s, her work sold for $5,100,000, a record for a living artist.