Van Gogh has become very popular here on Tumblr over the past year or so. Understandably it makes sense, “Starry Night” is one of the most famous paintings in the world and is endlessly reproduced, and as a man who suffered from mental illness he is relatable to many people online. However I have, and will always feel that when one chooses to participate in the Art world you must one day cross the threshold from introduction artists (western, universally accepted, white, male) and invest in learning about the endless amount of artists throughout history that are stepped over.

So where can you start? Maybe we can look at other female Neoclassicism/Academics, Impressionists, and Modernism/Post-Impressionists/Expressionists, and  (styles most popularly seen in the late 19th and early 20th century)—the movements of art I’ve noticed to be most popular on Tumblr. Many of these artists fall in and out of various styles, so I’ve tried to put them with the style they most closely worked within.


Camille Claudel

Rosa Bonheur

Enid Yandell

Elizabeth Jane Gardner


Berthe Morisot

Mary Cassatt

Eva Gonzalès

Marie Bracquemond

Lilla Cabot Perry

Olga Boznańska

Lucy Bacon

Anna Boch

Modernism/Post Impressionists/Expressionist:

Suzanne Valadon

Zinaida Serebriakova

Victorine Meurent

Romaine Brooks

Emily Carr

Sigrid Hjertén

Gabriele Münter

Charlotte Salomon

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Or artists who were not white?


Eugene Warburg

Leandro Izaguirre


Henry Ossawa Tanner

Edward Mitchell Bannister

Joaquín Clausell

Francisco Romano Guillemin

Kuroda Seiki

Kume Keiichiro


Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo Cornado)

Norman Lewis (Also a part of the Harlem Renaissance)

Charles Alston (Also a part of the Harlem Renaissance)

And specifically women of color?


Edmonia Lewis


Kiyohara Tama

Modernism/Post Impressionists/Expressionists:

Pan Yuliang

Amrita Sher-Gil

Elizabeth Catlett

Frida Kahlo

Augusta Savage (Also a part of the Harlem Renaissance)

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (Also a part of the Harlem Renaissance)

So basically there is absolutely no reason why any of these artists shouldn’t be hanging in your room or adoring your Tumblr feed. This list was created with limited resources, and is obviously incomplete and limited to a small group of Western Canon movements, so feel free to add some of your own favorites!

Law Review publishes entire issue dedicated to Breaking Bad (WSJ)
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Hi I’m Kayla! I have been working at a small town Library for about 3 years on and off due to my undergrad scheduled (Creative Writing Major). Now that that’s done i’ve started working on getting my masters in Library Science! This is a very exciting and crazy time! Part of the excitement is making a Library themed tumbler much like the creative writing one i have.

We live now in a world without frontiers to the unknown, one intensively-investigated planet with a pooling civilization, converging cultures, a single mode of production, and a fragile but enduring peace between states (if one still marred by inherently temporary imperial adventures, civil wars, ethnic divisions, dictatorial excesses, and governance collapses). Human societies also operate within a single global ecosystem, from whose patterns of development there is (and can be) no escape. Perhaps the single best hope for the survival and flourishing of humanity lies in the development of our knowledge – about ‘natural’ systems; and about the complex systems that we have ourselves built and the ways in which we behave within them.
—  Bastow et al - ‘The Impact of the Social Sciences: How academics and their research makes a differences‘ (2014)