18 comments

  1. beth · March 7

    Oh, so interesting!

    • Thank you so much Beth! I am so glad you liked it and I am so glad, and appreciative of your visit. All the best to you,
      FBC

  2. Brad Osborne · March 7

    I love the works by Dorothea Tanning and Adelaide Labille-Guiard’s portraiture is amazing with a mastery of human form and light. Five worthy female artists my friend. Loved the music set to this also. Matched perfectly to the art portrayed. Another great post, Francisco!

    • Yes, I quite agree my friend, Dorothea Tanning is most certainly my favourite. And Adelaide is marvellous indeed! She must have been a great person to know and I love the style she shows in her portraits, telling everyone, I am somebody, not just anybody, look at me, look how I dress to paint and not a drop of paint on me. Like Magritte, she believed paint was meant for the canvas and not for your attire or for the floor…
      All the best to you Brad, and thanks so much!
      FBC.

      • Brad Osborne · March 7

        I don’t know that if I ever picked up a brush, I could ever be quite that meticulous…All my best my friend!

      • You never know…take good care my friend,
        FBC.

  3. Anna Waldherr · March 7

    Because female artists are less well known that male, we tend to group them together. But — as your retrospective demonstrates — each of these women was unique. Each had her own vision. Thank you for once again broadening my perspective, Francisco.

    • Yes, they did certainly have their own vision. Like Virginia Wolff said, one needs a room of one’s own to create, these women certainly found theirs. I will expand on more great women artists that have existed throughout art history and that have not been given their proper place. Thank you so much Anna and all the best,
      FBC

  4. Easymalc · March 7

    Great stuff Francesc. My favourite? – I think it has to be Adelaide Labille-Guiard from this selection

    • Yes, she was something! You know she used to paint herself into the paintings that were commissioned of her? She would put as many as 10 self-portraits hidden in the still lives or whatever the painting was that was commissioned. Also, she painted herself as a grand-dame! Someone with status, not just anybody, but in a sense, we all paint ourselves as best as possible, and after all doesn’t everybody do that with selfies? Thank you Malc, I appreciate your time, your visit and most especially your participation! All the best to you,
      Francesc

      • Easymalc · March 7

        I’m really enjoying learning about some of these artists F. It’s really enlightening – oh! and by the way, you’ll never catch me taking a selfie. I’m far too ugly for that. Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

      • You too Malc, although it’s a rainy and cold Sunday, it is still the weekend! All the best,
        FBC

  5. spwilcen · March 7

    Broke my rule to watch. Interesting individual styles but none that makes me feel I have an observation worth sharing. Thank you, FBC.

    • Well, I am sorry about breaking your rule, but I am glad you visited. Thank you so much my friend. I certainly appreciate it greatly,
      All the best to you,
      FBC.

  6. ourcrossings · March 8

    What a beautiful selection of amazing female artists, Francisco! 🤗 I love learning about new and exciting artists and I think it’s also very important, once in a while, to brush up on history and learn about the women who changed changed the art world forever. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Ericeira is going back to preschool today and that brings a new routine in our lives! Let’s hope we won’t see a surge of new Covid cases just because kids are finally heading back to school ☺️😊🤗 Aiva

    • Thank you Aiva! I am so glad you liked it. It is about time that women artists get equal recognition because certainly they were and are as good as the men. It is unfortunate that still in the greatest museums of the world there are still very few paintings by women. I am glad to hear that Ericeira is going back to school. I don’t think schools are going to be focus of transmissions, I think they will take all the necessary precautions and all will be smashing good. Take good care and enjoy the week and a Happy International Day of Women to you Aiva! 🙂
      FBC

  7. markbierman · March 11

    Women from those periods were not recognized for their talents, that’s unfortunate. Thanks for introducing me to them. The last one did not live very long.

    • Thank you Mark, yes it’s about time that women artists get equal recognition. And yes, she really had a tragic life.

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