Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Women in Art" Volume 1 -512 of the most important women in art history

I am pleased that I was selected by a Austrian publisher to be in a book that reviews the most important women in the history of art to the present time.

I never contacted the publisher so am rather pleased I am included. I was sent a pre-publication PDF file and let me tell you some of these women painters from other countries other than the US are knockouts. Some of them, in my opinion, are stronger in style, concepts and sheer power. It was a wakeup call to me!
Publisher website link-  http://www.women-in-art.com/ you can see some of the work here.

This book runs the gamut of styles to representational, to Marina Abramović's installations. Included of course are well known women like Frida Kahlo, Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun, and Georgia O'Keefe.  There are wonderful paintings by women in the history of art that I never heard of. This is a book that covers women in art from all over the world, Europe, Asia and the Americas -54 countries in all. It begins with Hildegard of Bingen in the 1100's- a tapestry weaver- an heretofore unknown sister!

I would have preferred a different picture in the book- but I am surprised when I see what pictures of mine pop up on European, Russian and Asian blogs.

It is available here with free shipping until March 31st if you care to buy it. Each artist is given her own full color page! I cannot wait to get my own copy.

The most recent book on the history of women in art was in 2007- a textbook- not all the pictures are in color.

There was another in 2003- we are making progress!


Meabh Warburton said...

Well done Sharon - what a fillip! Ian.

Sharon Knettell said...

What a wonderful comment coming from such a brilliant colorist!
I can see you really have an intuitive grasp of color- not to mention form. I find that quite rare.
This was quite a surprise, I am embarrased to say that initially I was quite rude to the publisher as I thought this was a vanity publication. It is not and I am quite pleased. It is so touching to discover great art by women that has long been buried or ignored.

Sharon Knettell said...

PS- I see there is a relationship with a certain Ian Warburton? Color acuity must run in families.