Women

Before She Became a Sculptor, Louise Bourgeois Painted Disturbing Images of Women and Homes

The works that come to mind when one thinks of Louise Bourgeois are her iconic sculptures of spiders, doll-like figures with gaping mouths and humongous breasts, and her ubiquitous use of the cage. But before Bourgeois ever began working in three dimensions, she was a painter. Bourgeois’s paintings are now the subject of a small …

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Lady with an Ermine is the second of only four surviving portraits of women painted by Leonardo da Vinci and is one of the most famous Renaissance paintings in history

Incredible story of one of only four da Vinci paintings of women still in existence

With her entrancing gaze, youthful face and delicate features, the beauty of Cecilia Gallerani astonished even Leonardo da Vinci when he sat down to paint the young Italian woman some 500 years ago.  Against the backdrop of a sprawling Milanese Castello, the young painter had been commissioned to produce a portrait of the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, duke of …

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At the New Museum, Faith Ringgold and Women in the Workforce

The Cut and the New Museum are partnering on a speaker series about the intersections of self, society, and contemporary art, drawing inspiration from the museum’s upcoming exhibitions. This week’s inaugural live panel, led by Rebecca Traister, featured Isolde Brielmaier, Paola Ramos, and Kimberly Drew. They discussed women, labor, and leadership. Fittingly for a night …

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