Women in Art Board BookRegular price $ 9.99
New York Times bestseller Rachel Ignotofsky's Women in Art comes to the youngest readers in board format!
Highlighting the creative contributions of female artists, this board book edition of the original bestseller features simpler text and Rachel Ignotofsky's signature illustrations reimagined for younger readers, to give young creators the perfect role models to grow up with while inspiring a love of art.
The collection features diverse women creating a wide array of artistic mediums who paved the way for the next generation of artists. The perfect gift for fans of Rachel Ignotofsky's other board books and buyers of Dream Big, Little One and A Is for Awesome!
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African WomenRegular price $ 30.00
An unprecedented visual history of African women told in striking and subversive historical photographs--featuring an Introduction by Edwidge Danticat and a Foreword by Jacqueline Woodson.
Most of us grew up with images of African women that were purely anthropological--bright displays of exotica where the deeper personhood seemed tucked away. Or they were chronicles of war and poverty--“poverty porn.” But now, curator Catherine E. McKinley draws on her extensive collection of historical and contemporary photos to present a visual history spanning a hundred-year arc (1870–1970) of what is among the earliest photography on the continent. These images tell a different story of African women: how deeply cosmopolitan and modern they are in their style; how they were able to reclaim the tools of the colonial oppression that threatened their selfhood and livelihoods.
Featuring works by celebrated African masters, African studios of local legend, and anonymous artists, The African Lookbook captures the dignity, playfulness, austerity, grandeur, and fantasy-making of African women across centuries. McKinley also features photos by Europeans--most starkly, striking nudes--revealing the relationships between white men and the Black female sitters where, at best, a grave power imbalance lies. It’s a bittersweet truth that when there is exploitation there can also be profound resistance expressed in unexpected ways--even if it’s only in gazing back. These photos tell the story of how the sewing machine and the camera became powerful tools for women’s self-expression, revealing a truly glorious display of everyday beauty.
Portrait With Hummingbird: Frida Kahlo Recycled BagRegular price $ 15.00
Frida Kahlo is a pillar of strength, perseverance and creativity.
In "The Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird", Frida uses symbolic elements to express her feelings. A purple scarf, adorned with two silver butterflies, resembles a crown with the butterfly as a symbol of rebirth. Frida's optimism shines alongside her suffering: "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, 1907 - 1954 is an inspiration to the world until the present day. She created 143 paintings out of which 55 are self-portraits, her character shining through in her paintings. “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.
Women in Art Memory GameRegular price $ 16.00
Find the matching tiles in this beautifully designed memory game featuring 20 female artists!
Discover the artwork of Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, Artemisia Gentileschi, Berthe Morisot, Tamara de Lempicka, Judith Leyster, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and many more!
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and LinesRegular price $ 17.99
The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark?
As a child, Maya Lin loved to study the spaces around her. She explored the forest in her backyard, observing woodland creatures, and used her house as a model to build tiny towns out of paper and scraps. The daughter of a clay artist and a poet, Maya grew up with art and learned to think with her hands as well as her mind. From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist: the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
World of Frida Kahlo Puzzle - 1000 PiecesRegular price $ 19.99
Piece together the colorful world of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists with The World of Frida Kahlo! This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle tells the story of Frida Kahlo’s life and art while celebrating her Mexican heritage. This puzzle also includes a keepsake fold-out poster featuring 25 facts about Kahlo’s life and work.
Ninth Street WomenRegular price $ 35.00
"Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting -- not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come."
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