BCD#13

Blind contour drawing #13 – “Judith Slaying Holofernes” – Artemisia Gentileschi 1620-21 In the last few decades, Gentileschi has been titled one of the most important Italian Baroque painters. The excellence of her work, her treatment of controversial subjects and the number of her paintings that have survived are some of the many reasons for that honour. However, her work is still under appreciated, in the words of Mary D. Garrard, she “has suffered a scholarly […]

BCD#12

Blind Contour Drawing #12 “Self Portrait with Loose Hair” 1947 – Frida Kahlo Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon has been celebrated worldwide as a symbol of Mexican national and Indigenous traditions but her work was largely over looked until the Feminist art movement of the 1970’s. Kahlo spent most of her childhood and adult life at her family home now known and publicly accessible as the Frida Kahlo Museum. She suffered from polio as […]

Homage series to Canadian women artists

  I’ve been passionate about art history for many years and always find myself paying particular notice to the women sprinkled within the texts. It is refreshing to find that recent works are more inclusive. In the past year, I’ve created blind contour drawings of art by women as a means of studying their work and learning about their lives, careers and contributions. I’ve been sharing some of these on Instagram and here on my […]

BCD#11

Blind Contour Drawing #11 – “Young Women Plucking the Fruits of Knowledge or Science”  Women’s Building of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago – portion of a panel, since been destroyed – Mary Cassatt Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania in a wealthy family and grew up in a household that viewed travel as essential to education. She lived for five years in Europe […]