No Kandinsky, we won’t talk about you

Hilma Af Klint’s self-portrait — Wiki Commons


Let’s talk about the beginnings of Photoshop

The Coronation of Napoleon I by Jacques-Louis David — from Wiki Commons


Spoiler alert: the answer is no

Amedeo Modigliani in 1918 — Wiki Commons


And it’s not because I don’t miss him

Photo by peter bucks on Unsplash


How the revolution of 1848 finally gave women a voice

Les Divorceuses — “Toast to the emancipation of women, by women already furiously emancipated”

And it has nothing to do with what you think

Portrait présumé de Gabrielle d’Estrées et de sa sœur la duchesse de Villars — © 2007 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

What is the Fontainebleau School?


The fight for the rights of women and gender minorities is a daily struggle

March 8th, 2020 — Image provided by the author — johanna_dcg


Not even 5 minutes to understand the birth of neoclassicism

The Oath of the Horatii, Jacques-Louis David, Musée du Louvre — public domain from Wiki Commons


Not even 3 minutes to understand the pictorial revolution of the 19th century

Olympia, Edouard Manet, Musée d’Orsay — public domain from Wiki Commons

why a scandal?


How the women of 1789 fought to make their voices heard

Les tricoteuses jacobines — LESUEUR Pierre-Etienne — © Photo RMN-Grand Palais — Bulloz

Johanna Da Costa

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

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