Following the OPEN Ealing Modern art session on Monday I went to look at works by George Braque and his cubist twin Pablo Picasso the pictures I saw were Church of Carrieres St Denis (1909) by Braque and Picasso's "Seated Nude" and Bowl of Fruit Violin and Bottle (1914)
I also saw another example of cubism by the artist Natalia Goncharova the Russian Cubist who was married to Alexander Pushkin the work by her was Linen (1913).
I also saw a work by Kandinsky called Swinging (1925)
Other retrospectives showing there are by 2 women artists:
1) Saloua Raouda Choucair - (there's a good background on this artist from The Independent newspaper here) loking at her work which was varied including 3 dimensional stuff as well as paintings I had to ask what Gouache is (it's a type of paint).
2) Ellen Gallagher- (nice Guardian newspaper interview here).
|Not by Ellen|
Some of her works used plasticine the ones around Ebony and other magazine sampling reminded me of the album cover art for The Rolling Stones' Some Girls which was designed by Peter Corriston (this in turn reminded me that Album covers were often great vehicles for art).
I also noted a dramatic work by Alfredo Jaar take a look here at a video of the kinetic work Lament of the images and then see an explanation here
Big Idea 132 Feminism
Apparently Feminism is a belief around Women having the same rights as men and the idea was put around as early as 1792 by Mary Wollstonecraft in a vindication on the rights of woman.
The suffragette movement of the early 20th century secured women's voting rights. In the 1960s women such as Simone de Beauvoir were influential in further progress, but many would argue that the rights are still unequal.