Art helps us understand the world as artists express their view of the world and their experience of it through their painting. So it would make sense that women would paint as much as men right? That we would know as many works by women artists as men?
People can name lots of famous male artists but struggle to come up with more than one or two female painters.
So let’s start fixing that. Here are five female painters from different periods of art history and around the world to enjoy and be inspired by. Enjoy their art and click on the links to find out more.
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1656)
Judith and her maidservant
Berthe Morisot (1841 – 1895)
The Harbour at Nice
Sky Above the Clouds II
Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954)
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
All the Fish
All amazing aren’t they? Is there one you like in particular? Which one? Tell us why!