Painters, photographers, videographers, sculptors… In his Guide to the 100 heroines of art, Madame Figaro gives pride of place to the singular and extraordinary creators who have marked history, and fought to impose themselves in a predominantly male field.
“Her romantic and tragic life as much as her strong work have made her the most famous sculptor in the world, the ancestor of all the others”, can we read in particular about Camille Claudel. In his Guide to the 100 heroines of art (1), Madame Figaro honors these genius creators who have marked history, from painters to videographers, photographers. Among them, Frida Kahlo and her carnal works, Lee Miller and her multiple creativity, Georgia O’Keeffe and her dazzling palette, or even Marina Abramović and her extraordinary performances.
In video, “A whole art”
Strength, freedom, creativity
The book, signed Anne-Claire Meffre, retraces the journey of these singular and extraordinary artists. “Their work speaks of their world and ours, writes the author. Of the evolution of mediums, subjects and the place of women, from the end of the 19th century to the dawn of this 21st century.” The opportunity to pay tribute to these heroines long remained in the shadows, who fought to impose themselves in a predominantly male field. And to salute their “strength, freedom, creativity, poetry, and unfailing commitment”. A guide to slip into all hands, in order to (re)discover these timeless artists, through a series of edifying portraits.
(1) Guide to the 100 heroines of art, by Anne-Claire Meffre, currently on sale at all newsagents and on the Figaro Storeat a price of €9.90.