16 March 2018

Friday Inspiration: Hildegard von Bingen (Women in Art History cont'd)

Hildegard von Bingen (German, 1098 –1179)

Also known as "Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine," she was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, artist, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath. She is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany and published works on theology, botany, and medicinal remedies. She published the first know description of the female orgasm in 1150. She is one of a very few Western illustrators of illuminated miniatures and manuscripts whose work was recognizable and credited in their lifetime.

09 March 2018

Friday Inspiration: Printmakers (Women in Art History)

Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986)

Louise Bourgeois (French/American, 1911-2010)

Zarina Hashmi (Indian-born American, b. 1937)

Kiki Smith (West German born American, b. 1954)

Sybil Andrews (British, 1898-1992)

Lygia Pape (Brazilian, 1927-2004)

17 February 2018

Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986)

The Heavens are Yours | 1962 | serigraph

word picture: Gift of Tongues | 1955 | serigraph

welcome o life | 1973 | serigraph

tree you are | 1962 | serigraph

SOLW | 1967 | serigraph

In Touch (commission) | 1969 | serigraph

Seasons (4 of 4) | 1978 | serigraph

And Valleys (2 of 4) | 1978 | serigraph

Sister Corita Kent was a Catholic nun, prolific printmaker, arts educator and social activist. She is an artistic hero of mine and I'm currently feeling very inspired by the graphic vibrancy of her work. In particular I'm loving the color palette of red, blue, magenta, and purple.