Who she was and how her work contributed to giving a poetic vision to art

Untitled, Etel Adnan, 2015

Tonight, I am hosting an online conference on women artists. It’s a fascinating topic and an endless source of inspiration. Who said that women artists don’t exist? Certainly not me! This is the 4th time I will be hosting a conference that highlights and showcases the journeys and work of…

How the patriarchy managed to make Ninon de Lenclos only a courtesan when she was a great woman of letters.

Ninon de Lenclos, anonymous painter, 17th century — Château de Bussy-Rabutin — public domain

Anne “Ninon” de l’Enclos (1620–1705) was a woman of letters and woman of wit, epistolarian, but most famous for being a French courtesan. There is still some doubt about her date of birth, she would have been born in 1620 or 1623. In fact, she is said to be the…

Johanna Da Costa

a French tour guide, a feminist, a cheese lover. I write about art, books, feminism, and others

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