Thursday, February 8, 2018

January in review & Women in Arts : Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker
Self-portrait with green background and blue irises, c. 1905

Described as a precursor of German Expressionism, painter Paula Modersohn-Becker, who died in 1907, at the age of 31, has had a great impact on the art world for decades. 

She worked at fever pitch, producing 80 pictures in a year. She died in 1907, having sold three paintings in her lifetime, leaving behind a forest of letters and diaries.

Paula Modersohn-Becker
year unknown

"To sleep among my paintings is beautiful. My studio is very light during moonlit nights. Upon waking I quickly jump up and I look at my work: my paintings are what first meet my eye."

Paula Modersohn-Becker

The painter revolutionized the art world, eschewed traditional limits put on women painters, and produced art at a feverish rate of as many as 80 pictures a year — as if her personal time was running out. 

She, Picasso, and Matisse introduced the world to modernism and her work is still admired to this day, along with her courage and ambition

Google Doodle Paula Modersohn-Becker’s 142nd Birthday
illustration: Duo Golden Cosmos

There she is, you are saying ! Writing about Art and Doodles, again. I know, I know. Being from Humanities, I love all the expressions of Visual Arts, Music, Literature, Linguistics.

Yes! It's impossible not to write about this woman painter. Google is honoring Paula Modersohn-Becker’s 142nd birthday with a Doodle today, February 8. 

"Renowned German expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker was born on this day in 1876. Her art bears witness to her courage, boldness, and ambition - a temperament that greatly influenced her short but prolific career."

The Doodle reflects Paula Modersohn-Beckerartistic style depicting domestic subjects.

Paula Modersohn-Becker
Die Malerin mit Kamelienzweig (Selbstporträt)

I couldn't miss such an interesting woman painter. Now, let's back to the theme of this post.   January in review

As well, at the end of every month I put together a list of the most popular posts of January. You will find posts written in English and French. 

And now, it's time to the review of the most popular posts of January:
Wherever you are, I hope that those of you celebrating Carnival holiday or St Valentin's Day next weekend will have a wonderful time.

Thanks all the educators from around the world who kindly read my blog every day. 

Have a nice time wherever you are! Here, freezing! 


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