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Dear Friends, It is gratifying to be told that one of your blogs has prompted another blogger to write further on its subjects: the woman in question was part of my two series thus far of women artists: Ellen Epps Gosse. Roger Wotton, Professor Emeritus of Biology at University College London, was moved to write […]

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Eileen Agar (1899-1991), a photo of herself (summer 1935) Remedios Varo (1908-63), The Flutist (1955) Carrington: I painted for myself. I never believed that anyone would exhibit or buy my work Dear friends and readers, At long last I return to my project on women artists (see first series). I had reached the mid- to […]

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Angelica Kauffman, A Turkish Lady Reclining, Gazing at a Miniature (1773) Friends and readers, Further to my coming blogs on women artists and while studying and reading about Angelica Kauffman and Anna Dorothea Therbusch (1721-82), last night I read Linda Nochlin’s famous (oft-referred to) essay, “Why have there been no great women artists?” (reprinted in […]

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Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807), Penelope Taking Down the Bow of Ulysses (1788) Dear friends and readers, Lest you think I’ve given up on my women artists blogs, I write an interim few thoughts on the problems women had making money for their work. (See my last, later 17th century Mary Beale.) I’ve been reading a much […]

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Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) Fairy Tale (A Brooklyn Museun of Art exhibit — scroll down) Dear friends and readers, Now that I’ve finished the first round of my project, I want to gather the women thus far before returning to perhaps before the early modern period (Renaissance) to begin again. I will stay within the […]

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Woman Knitting (n.d.) Dear friends and readers, For our fifth subject, we have a woman painter about whom little is known. Her portraits are not of upper-class people, she does not reach any lessons, nor attempt to entertain or amuse. Her paintings fall under the rubric of “absorption” so long ago described by Michael Fried […]

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Madame de Genlis, as drawn by her daughter, Caroline Enfin, songez, mon cher Porphire, qu’il n’est qu’un temps de la vie pour ecrire & pour travailler, & que ce temps s’ecoule avec une extreme rapidite [remember there is only one time in life for writing, for working within, and it flows away oh so swiftly, […]

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Vanessa Bell, the artist, the theme this time a woman drawing Dear friends, Some more thoughts on women as autobiographers and biographers. I’ve been reading yet another autobiographical novel by a woman, Sybille Bedford’s Jigsaw. It’s another that conforms to the characteristics of women biographers and autobiographers as outlined by Suzanne Raitt and Gale Bell […]

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Emma (Doran Goodwin) and Mr Knightley (John Carsons) genuinely talking to one another — the eye contact shows this (1972 Emma, scripted Denis Constantduros) Friends, It is the fate of someone who is trying to do too many things at one time, that she seems never to finish any particular task or book sufficiently to […]

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Stories of 25 Dundee women Friends, Since part of the “mission” of my blog is to call attention to women artists and writers, feminists, and forgotten women’s real lives, I thought I’d alert my readers here to a new book on Scottish women written and arranged by the Lothian Women´s Forum of the WEA (Workers […]

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