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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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Can you think of any famous female artists?

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,581 mod
I don't know why the world of art is so dominated by men, but it seems to be. However, things are changing:-



  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    edited August 25
    I have never heard of any of these artists, shame on me.

    I have met Helaine Blumenfeld who is a prominent woman sculptress who lives near Cambridge. She was a friend of an artist friend of mine. I went to a party she held once at her house and saw a lot of her work there and then later in a gallery in the West End. I was very impressed to see some of her art in the Guggenheim in Venice as I never realised she was so acclaimed.

  • CorneliaCornelia Posts: 7
    I know Artemisia Gentileschi, a sixteenth-century female painter. Furthermore Berthe Morisot and Eva Gonzales, French Impressionist painters, both connected to Manet. I also think about Käthe Kollwitz, a German Expressionist artist. But @Lynne you are totally right: art used to be dominated by men.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,581 mod
    edited September 3
    Thank you @Cornelia. I hadn't heard of Käthe Kollwitz before.

    The next time I'm in Berlin I will try to visit her museum.

  • nontannontan Posts: 201 ✭✭
    edited October 25
    Katsushika Ōi (葛飾 応為)
    Katsushika Hokusai's daughter.
    She drew some awesome pictures.
    The other day, I watched a TV drama in which she was the protagonist. It was interesting.
    She was not so famous until recently, but people are gradually getting to know her.
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