Y sí: mujeres rupturistas en el arte

Through art history, men and women have gone through limits. Being known by their life and works, they emerge from their period to be known nowadays. We want to show you some of these geniuses that marked the art world worldwide. Their works are full of meanings and intentions – besides aesthetic itself.

Artemisia Gentileschi
She was born in Rome, July 27th, 1587. She was daughter of the painter Orazio Gentileschi – one of the biggest representatives of Caravaggio’s artistic legacy. She always showed more skills than her brothers, thus, since early age, she learnt drawing and painting technics. After the ordeal of being raped by one of her father’s friends, she channeled many of these feelings on her paintings. A brief history here.

Mary Cassatt
This artist from America was born in 1884. On her works, she explores women’s private, cultural and social aspects of life. Her mentor was Edgar Degas. She was described as one of the three most important women concerning this movement.

Camille Claudel
She is an impressionist French sculptor born in 1864. She made outstanding sculptures full of passion and obsessions. It reached commercial success. However, she started to suffer mental breakdowns due to heartbreaks. She lived her last 30 years in a psychiatric hospital.

Georgia O’Keeffe
She was born in 1887. She was a modernist painter. Her style was never registered in any movement. Her most famous works are large-scale flowers that emulate female zones and dessert. Abstract elements and expressionism can be seen on her paintings, being a commercial success and turning her into a big icon in North-American culture.

Tamara de Lempicka
She is from Russia. She is a pioneer in Art Decó. She was born in 1898, being 10 years in Paris due to her success. It happened in the happy 20’s when she shows her figurative and geometric style. She was one of the most important portrayers, being luxury, female shapes, fashion, and eroticism her favorite themes.

Berthe Morisot
This French Impressionist painter was born in Paris in 1841. She decided to be an artist despite her high middle-class economic range. Unlike other women of her period, she had a radical behavior. This linked her to the impressionist artist group, the movement of that period.

Frida Kahlo
In 1907, the Mexican poetess painter was born. Her work addresses her grief and biography. Louvre had its first Mexican work thanks to her. She had the admiration of Kandinsky, Breton, Picasso, and even Duchamp. Her fame, however, emerge after her death in 1970.

Yayoi Kusama
This 86-year-old Japanese artist and writer does not stop to amaze the world with her works. Full of Art Pop and minimalism, her current theme is psychedelia, patterns, and repetitions. She is a female artist that influenced figures such as Andy Warhol.

Liliana Porter
She is a multidisciplinary and conceptual Argentinian artist. She uses a diverse of pop icons on her works, but she does contemporary works too. Videos, installations, paintings, sky: these are the limits of this Argentinian artist.

Marta Minujín
In 1943, this eccentric Argentinian artist was born. She is known by her avant-garde works done in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Her work is conceptual and psychedelic. She is the example of the baby boomer generation that changes social rules in the 60’s because these were stablished to allow a new counter-culture.

Marina Abramovic
For many, she is a controversial artist. She is from Serbia. She started her career in the 70’s, nicknaming herself as the “grandmother of performance.” She explores artist-spectator relationship by playing with body limits and mind. Many of her performances either move people until make them cry or turn them into subjects of violence. All depends on the spectator.

Tania Bruguera
This Cuban artist was born in Havana in 1968. She is an expert in Performance, installations, video art, and action art. Her work focuses on politic and social themes, stressing language limits and confrontation with spectators while performing her work. She partially proposes her art as a metaphorical way to reach conscience.



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