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Women in Art

Behold: The Disney Princesses Painted As Renaissance Models

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts

The Disney princesses get a bad rap, and rightfully so. Between their unattainable waist-to-hip ratios and meager speaking parts, it can be frustratin...

Artist Michelle Gagliano Paints Dante's "Inferno"

Stuart Gunter | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Stuart Gunter

Michelle Gagliano is a painter who lives in Scottsville, Virginia. She co-owns FOCUS Contemporary Art and is the Artistic Director for the Scottsville...

101 Artists You Should Remember This International Women's Day

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts

Today is International Women's Day, a day devoted to recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. ...

Israeli Artist Paz Perlman Explores The Healing Power Of Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.04.2016 | Arts

"In order to liberate myself from the past, I have to reconstruct it, ponder about it, make a statue out of it and get rid of it through making sculpt...

Your Radical Guide To Fighting Discrimination In The Arts

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts

If you spent 30 years trying to accomplish one thing, what kinds of results would you need to keep you going? When it comes to mastering a skill, a f...

Frances Cannon And The Push For Body Positivity In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts

"Self-love is a process," says artist Frances Cannon. "It takes time and effort. Some days are harder than others, but with practice, patience and bel...

The 'Shady Ladies' Hiding In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts

Walk through the halls of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on your own and you're sure to receive at least an afternoon's worth of a history less...

14 Artists Show The Strength And Diversity Of Art Made By Women Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.23.2016 | Arts

"Welcome to the champagne life," Ne-Yo croons on his 2010 album "Libra Scale." "Where trouble is a bubble in the champagne glass, dreams and reality a...

The Untold Story Behind The Legendary 'Topless Cellist'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts

Charlotte Moorman was always something of a girly girl. At her high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was one of the first to don dark lipstick and...

This Oscar-Nominated Film Perfectly Depicts What It Is To Be A Woman

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts

After a long school day, a crew of young girls takes a detour to a nearby beach before heading home. With their uniform skirts and blouses on, they wr...

Surreal Photos Reclaim The Words People Use To Insult Women

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts

Sugar tits. Butter face. The language we use to put down women is illustrious and plentiful, a cloying metaphor for every ingredient in a well-stocked...

#WakingTheFeminists Arrives in New York Demanding Greater Gender Parity in the Arts

Naomi McDougall Jones | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts
Naomi McDougall Jones

Depending on how active you are on Twitter, you may or may not be aware of a pretty remarkable occurrence last year in Ireland. Amidst the masses of swirling articles and videos regarding the lack of gender parity in theater that are justifiably and importantly flying around the Internet, a group of women and men in Ireland joined in solidarity to effect some pretty substantive change.

16 Female Curators Shaking Things Up In 2016

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. There's no shortage of female curators making their mark on the art world. Here's a small sample of ...

Womens' Bodies Go Unedited In All-Girls Photo Collective

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts

A neatly manicured hand rests behind a woman’s back. She’s got long, lovely hair and her bright, tight underwear lends the photo an air of intimac...

Young Artist Wants To Give South Asian Women The Spotlight They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts

Peer into one of Ayqa Khan's electric illustrations and one of the first things you'll notice, undoubtedly, is the presence of lush body hair dotting ...

Let These Masked Feminists Explain How Depressing Gender Inequality In Art Is

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.14.2016 | Arts

Did you happen to watch "The Late Show" on Wednesday night? Did you happen to catch a glimpse of three women in gorilla masks chatting with Stephen Co...

These Are The Women Of Gustav Klimt And Egon Schiele's Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts

The names Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka are familiar enough. Even the casual art fan knows Klimt and "The Kiss," and might even be ab...

This Jewelry Designer Is Tired Of Your Period Stigma

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts

British designer Lili Murphy-Johnson isn't afraid to talk about periods. In fact, she's sick and tired of the stigma associated with women and menstru...

'Anonymous Women' Photos Explore Darker Side Of Domesticity

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts

The right pair of drapes can snap the mood of an entire home into place, just like the right rug can really tie a room together. Decor is, after all, ...

Let's Talk About 'Women Artists' And What This Term Means

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts

Here are some things I know about the art world: In 2013, every artist in the top 100 auction sales was a man. In 2014, there were no women in the top...

An Artist's Harsh Advice Is What Every Creative Person Needs To Hear

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts

In the summer of 1964, the German-American sculptor Eva Hesse began experiencing a solid case of creative block. She, like many artists before and aft...

In This Sex Shop, Even The Most X-Rated Toys Are Cuddly

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts

For some, the thought of walking into a sex shop is an intimidating hypothetical, filled with naughty magazines, scintillating DVDs, loads of dildos a...

Listen To 1,200 Years Of Women Composers With One Playlist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Have you heard of Blessed Hildegard of Bingen? How about Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté? Well, when's the last time you listened to Sofia Gubaidulin...

Meet The Woman Comedian Who Refuses Categorization

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts

"Do you guys steal?" a woman asks nonchalantly, sauntering around a lit stage. She's got big hair and bright lipstick, but she's not playing the part ...

There Are Way More Boys Than Girls In Popular Fiction Stories

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts

Today, in infuriating but unsurprising stats: Pretty much every popular movie or book you can think of -- “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” and “...