Happy Birthday Mary Cassatt!

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  1. "In The Loge is an 1878 Impressionist (oil) painting by American artist Mary Cassatt. It depicts a woman at the Garnier Opera using opera glasses to examine the audience, while she herself is being spied upon by another gentleman in the audience."

converging realities and internal struggles

Frida Kahlo is perhaps one of the most well-known female artist today.  She completed many self-portraits in her short life depicting her own reality and internal struggle.

She had relationships with men and women, most notably was her passionate and volatile relationship with Diego Rivera.

I have always felt a kindred spirit with Kahlo through converging realities in different eras


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The Dinner Party

 

my moms been telling me to read this book "the invention of wings".   

It references Judy Chicago's feminist installation "the dinner party" located at the brooklyn museum  

really enjoyed seeing that installation, it highlights many important woman in different industries throughout out history.  

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/dinner_party/

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beyond that enigmatic smirk...

 

Happy Birthday Leonardo!   

Da Vinci is most well know for his modestly sized enigmatic painting of Lisa del Giocondo the Mona Lisa, but he was a true renaissance man in his many contributions to knowledge and the arts.

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Gentileschi and Klimt

diffent artists, different genders, different style, same subject

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ArtistGustav Klimt
Year1901
TypeOil on canvas
Dimensions84 cm × 42 cm (33 in × 17 in)


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ArtistArtemisia GentileschiYearc. 1614-20TypeOil on canvasDimensions158.8 cm × 125.5 cm ((6' 6" X 5' 4") 78.33 in × 64.13 in)LocationNational Museum of Capodimonte, Naples