Miriam Schapiro, Vestiture: Paris Series #2
This work is by Miriam Schapiro, a pioneer in feminist art. Schapiro began painting in the Abstract Expressionist style but later developed her own experimental, innovative style which she called “femmage” (female laborer’s hand-sewn work melded with high-art collage). Credited with establishing the Pattern and Decoration movement, Schapiro’s work, as in the case of Joslyn’s piece, often combines fabric and paint on canvas. (via the Joslyn Museum of Art)
This work by American artist Miriam Schapiro is in the collection of the Joslyn Art Museum, Slow Art Day’s 100th venue for 2013! Today we’ll be posting other works from the Joslyn Art Museum’s collection on our tumblr, but also on our twitter and facebook, so be sure to look for those pieces as we celebrate this important milestone!