Exhibitions: WOMEN ARTISTS... I love you
Two beautiful exhibitions highlight women artists and remedy the partial amnesia of art history about women and their role!
First exhibition: "Women Painters, Birth of a Fight" at the Musée du Luxembourg
from 03 March to 04 July 2021.
In this exhibition, which we hope will open soon, the struggle of women artists for
- the right to education
- a public existence
- a place on the art market
Bringing together nearly 80 works, the exhibition highlights the pivotal period in history when, transformed by the French Revolution, the space of production opened up to women. The exhibition highlights the contribution of women to the evolution of portraiture, their favourite genre.
Second exhibition: "Valadon and her contemporaries, painters and sculptors."
from March 13 to June 27, 2021, at the Monastère Royal de Brou, 63 bd de Brou, Bourg en Bresse
This exhibition highlights the contribution of women artists to the extraordinary artistic effervescence of the years 1880-1940. About fifty artists are presented, with Suzanne Valadon as the figurehead, who embodies the emancipation of the female artistic scene of the early 20th century, but also Camille Claudel, Marie Laurencin, Sonia Delaunay and Tamara Lempicka.
This travelling exhibition has already been presented at the museum of Limoges. Here is an overview in pictures:
At that time, women artists did not have easy access to artistic studies. Most of them were the daughters or wives of artists and often the husband's name was remembered more than the wife's, as was the case for Sonia and Robert Delaunay. However, in 1897, women finally gained the right to go to art school to train.
These artists painted, sculpted or drew primarily their entourage and scenes of everyday life. They left us sublime portraits such as Suzanne Valadon's 'La chambre bleue' from 1923, a sort of manifesto of female emancipation. (on the poster below)
In this exhibition, we feel the emergence of a sound between women, between artists, a desire to magnify women in general and to celebrate the links that bind them.
If you are as interested in the subject of women artists as we are, we invite you to follow the Mooc of the Centre Pompidou "elles font l'art" which is quite fascinating and has allowed us to discover many women, talented artists whose names had been forgotten in the usual courses on the history of art. Here is a brief introduction to the Mooc in question:
- Pélénope Bagieu (@PenelopeB) January 25, 2021
Another way to learn more about the subject is to subscribe to the RMN and Orange Foundation Mooc from March 29, 2021:
In the Happy Funky Family we have by chance more women than men artists. This is not a choice but the fruit of chance. Our artists are selected for their talent and kindness, no other criteria are taken into consideration.
Our artists, painters, illustrators, embroiderers, ceramists, collage specialists... are all, men and women, at your disposal to transform what you hold most dear into a work of art from a photo. A gift as original as it is moving, which is sure to please!