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Broad Strokes
Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) | Bridget Quinn
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Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 female artists from around the globe in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists' works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from the Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.
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glitterkitty459
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I really really loved this gorgeous collection of bios of artists!! I can't believe I hadn't heard of most of them! It's sad 😥
My personal favorite was probably Rosa Bonhuer.

Parts of this book read almost like a memoir, but I didn't mind it

I highly recommend 😊
#art #womenshistorymonth

Weaponxgirl I‘ve been wanting to read this for ages! 9mo
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bunny
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I haven‘t listened to an audiobook since I was a teenager, but Litsy inspired me to give them another go. Usually, I have trouble focusing on the narrator‘s voice and lose track of what‘s happening, but Tavia Gilbert kept me right there in the text the whole way through.

As for the book itself, this is a fun, fascinating look at the history surrounding 15 female artists and their works. I loved it & found the whole thing very inspiring.

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kristinshafel
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LOVED 💖💖 this book! I learned so much about these 15 fascinating, incredible women, as artists and historical figures. As an artist myself, I was really inspired by their stories and accomplishments. Art history + feminism = right up my alley. I‘ll be recommending this to everyone all year, I‘m sure!

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TheSloanRanger
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7 Days, 7 Book Covers Challenge!

Simply post a book cover you love - no explanation, no review, no information on the book!

Day 3: Broad Strokes by Bridget Quinn

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charl08
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Art before Dishes, Susan O'Malley.
Great reminder for 2018!

RachelO Love it! Happy New Year 🎉 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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I loved this book and also still learned from it! Back cover of Broad Strokes; shows which women artists are discussed. Highly recommend this illuminating look at women in art history. I also enjoyed the author's ruminations on her journey of discovering their stories and finding her own path, which does not overshadow these amazing women's lives.

Received this via the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program.

WanderingBookaneer I want to buy this one! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @WanderingBookaneer it is wonderful. Even as someone who has read a lot about art history, I learned quite a bit new info from this book! 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Stalking the last page of active Prime Day book deals because apparently they add books as time goes along-- that aren't in the previews of upcoming deals. I'm watching a few, too!

Bonus points if you recognize this guy in in the portrait (by Alice Neel).

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ValerieAndBooks
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Even today, sculptors have assistants that rough out the works, then the sculptor add the finishing touches. Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), who was Native-American/African-American did everything herself. Photos from this book.

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ValerieAndBooks
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I'm enjoying this a lot so far. The author also inserts her own story here and there throughout. Also, each chapter is prefaced with an illustration by Lisa Congdon. This is Marie Denise Villers. Yet another woman artist who had a painting of hers originally misattributed to a well-known male artist (Jacques Louis David). Yet we still know more about him than her.

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"Sewing—the old in and out—can easily be construed as a sexual metaphor." Never knew of that until now in spite of what I've read on women's art history. This is in the chapter about Judith Leyster. Many years ago, one of her paintings was purchased by the Louvre b/c it was thought to be a Frans Hals. When they realized their mistake, they hushed it up instead of being impressed a woman could be that good if not better.

shawnmooney This reminded me of a passage I just read earlier today in Rohinton Mistry's novel 2y
shawnmooney ‘Listen, a riddle for you: to make it stiff and stand up straight, she rubs it; to make it slick and slide it in, she licks it. What is she doing?‘ He was laughing before he had finished reciting the question, while Maneck hushed him with a finger to his lips. ‘Come on, answer. What‘s she doing?‘

‘Fucking, what else?‘

‘Wrong. Give up? She‘s threading a needle,‘ said Om smugly, as Maneck clapped a hand to his forehead. ‘Now whose mind is dirty?‘
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ValerieAndBooks @shawnmooney 😳 wow! How funny that both would come up today 😂! I guess *anything* could be compared to sex if one thought hard enough 😂😂😂! 2y
shawnmooney @ValerieAndBooks Including your last comment! 😂😂 2y
ValerieAndBooks @shawnmooney omg!! 🙊😂 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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#TBRTemptation seen at Books & Books in Miami #GetIndie

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ValerieAndBooks
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This was in today's mail, sent for review via LibraryThing Early Reviewer. I'm looking forward to this one, even though some 👩🏽‍🎨 artists and their stories are already familiar to me. Just now noticed the pun in the title.

saresmoore Ha! I like the pun! 2y
Bookish_B Oooh, this looks right up my alley! Will have to add it to my list! 👍🏼 2y
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Babs_book_obsession
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Check out this book! All female artists who are pretty bad-ass. It is fascinating!

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TheSloanRanger
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New blog post up featuring my latest #bookmail!
AALLLL art books and AALLLL female authors 👌😁
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