SPAIN RESTAURANT GALLERY TAMPA FLORIDA
JANUARY 4th, 5:30PM, 2023
JOIN US TO CELEBRATE WOMEN ARTISTS IN ART HISTORY IN TAMPA, FLORIDA.
Let’s share women artists’ artwork in Art History with our students, friends, family, and clients. Let’s paint more consciously and not be afraid of artwork that is more consciously created, such as that artwork that deals with women’s themes.
Women artists are hundreds, thousands, and millions worldwide throughout the history of humankind, or should we say hu-woman-kind; starting with cave painting thousands of years ago. There is evidence now that 75% of the painters of those caves were women and children. Women painted animals, figures, hands, organic nature, and symbols on caves’ walls and rocks.
In pre-history, women artists’ art history begins with women painting caves’ walls, weaving tapestries, creating jewelry, and producing early potteries.
Those people- (mostly western Europeans, colonizers of the new world) kept a record, documenting and logging artistic developments as art historians- overlooked/omitted certain groups or individuals due to gender, ethnicity, and social class, among others.
We cannot undo the past, but we can reveal, commemorate, and celebrate the work of women artists who were neglected, abused, and marginalized during their lives- careers, professions, and occupations.
One hundred contemporary Floridian women artists represent 100 women in Art History; after studying, they created a unique piece to honor those women artists who have been forgotten/neglected/abused in Art History.
Thanks to Gobioff for the grant, Spain Restaurant and Florida in Art for sponsoring this event.