Books, exhibits, and movies, Bonnie Fillenwarth has gathered together a Painting Gals goodies list for you to check out for Painting Month.
Victoria Finlay’s Color: A Natural History of the Palette
A wonderful book that goes through where all those colors come from. Finlay was often the first woman to enter spaces where these materials are found. Learn more on Amazon.
Women and Art: Contested Territory
An amazing book that covers the whole rage of women in art. Check it out on Amazon. Co-written by Judy Chicago (see more about her work, The Dinner Party, below).
Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
The Guerrilla Girls might be best known for asking “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?” The Guerrilla Girls also have all kinds of events and exhibitions, and this book we recommend on Amazon.
Georgia O’KeeFfe: Living Modern
The Cleveland Art Museum in Ohio‘s current Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition is open until March 3rd. Not only her paintings, but photographs and fashion are part of this touring exhibit organized by the Brooklyn Museum. After the Cleveland stop, you can catch it at the Wichita Art Museum in Kansas (March 29 – June 23, 2019), the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno (July 19 – October 20, 2019), and finally at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida (November 22, 2019 – February 4, 2020). The exhibit’s companion book (above) is available on Amazon.
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
Largest exhibition of Frida’s work in the U.S. in 10 years will be on display at the Brooklyn, New York Robert E. Blum Gallery, February 8th – May 12th. Not only her paintings, but also some of her clothing and other personal possessions. The exhibit is based on Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, a recent exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The book based on the London exhibit is available on Amazon.
Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party
This artwork features a triangular table with place settings for women throughout history. Currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum. If you can’t make it to New York, there’s also a book available about this ground-breaking work on Amazon.
Selma Hayek was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her starring role as Frida Kahlo. More info on YouTube and Amazon. We also discussed Kahlo at length in one of our January 2019 podcasts.
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Eva Hesse (2016)
A Woman Like That (2010)
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