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Celebrating women artists

3rd August 2016

Our Short Stories collection, Women in Art, explores the work of three influential women artists of the 20th century. The works of art all come from the permanent collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, which includes more than 4,700 works from the 16th century to the present day.

Our Touch to See tactile images from this amazing collection include three emotionally charged and contrasting pieces – an etching by Käthe Kollwitz , an oil painting by Frida Kahlo and a photograph by Nan Goldin. They reveal the personal thoughts, political and social sensibilities of the artists and reflect the times in which they were living and working.

Self Portrait dedicated to Leon Trotsky, Frida Kahlo, 1937, a full length self portrait of the artist wearing a red and peach dress and gold shawl and holding a spray of flowers and a letter.

Self-Portrait dedicated to Leon Trotsky, Frida Kahlo, 1937

The audio guides explore the lives of the artists, their influences and the techniques they used to give you a greater understanding of the individual works and the motivations of the women who created them. We are sure you will find the subjects, meanings and stories thought provoking and engaging.

This addition to the Living Paintings Short Stories collection was made possible with the support of the UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Borrow Women in Art from our FREE library.

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