women in art

Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) was a Russian painter, working in an Impressionist and Orientalist style.

Her paintings have been compared to those of Renoir or Botticelli, and her albums sold millions of copies. Most of her works can be admired in galleries in France and Russia.

Above: At the Dressing Table: Self Portrait, 1909

Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.

~linda hogan


Original painting “The Love of Thousands”, 2017

watercolour, acrylic and ink.

www.etsy.com/listing/579123035/original-painting-the-love-of-thousands

This beautiful sculpture, dating back to the 1st century BC, is known as Venus Callipyge. What does this translate to, you ask? Literally, “Venus of the beautiful buttocks.“ Believed to be a Roman copy of an ancient Greek statue. The subject matter is (if you haven’t noticed by the name of the piece) that of Venus (the Roman equivalent of Aphrodite).

The original Greek piece is forever lost and, unfortunately, the creator of this Roman one is unknown.

Madame Louise-Elisabeth with her two year old son (detail),  Adélaïde Labille-Guiard.

1788, oil on canvas.

Antichambre de la reine,  Palace of Versailles.