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a celebration of female creativity in the arts

THIS WEEK’S FEATURED ARTIST:

Zofia Stryjeńska (13 May 1891 – 28 February 1976)

Zofia Stryjeńska, the 'Princess of Polish Painting' in the interwar period, who defied gender expectations and broke institutional barriers in pursuit of her art.
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RECENT MUSINGS:

Gerda Wegener (15 March 1886 – 28 July 1940)

    Gerda Wegener is a name that may currently be more recognisable than it has ever been in the years following her death. Thanks to the release of the motion picture The Danish Girl, a fictionalised, semi-biographical account of the journey made by Gerda...

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Victoria Selbach on Defining Female Beauty

The power to show real women, honest, present, complex and complete. Individuals, radiant in their own right. Not stripped of their personhood, or manipulated for a fantasy or metaphor. I like to think the power of lifting the veil from individuals helps to challenge ... read more

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