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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Can you think of any famous female artists?

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,472 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: 26,975 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: 9,472 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.

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