Women artists have always existed, but they have often been invisible. Despite the persistent obstacles of sexism and racism, they have worked steadily and in increasing numbers. So, why have traditional art history texts consistently ignored women artists, or if they recognized them, dismissed them as insignificant?
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The first generation of Russian superstars did not appear on the scene until the early 1800s, Joining this generation of painters who were all Imperial Academy graduates was sculptor and serf Boris Orlovsky (1797-1837).
Artist Serena Kovalosky is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional “gourdcraft” to create fine art sculptures that celebrate the organic form. In this short video Kovalosky talks about the inspiration she receives from flowing water and how she uses it to create her sculptures. Serena's work can be found in our online gallery – musings-on-art.org/painter/serena-kovalosky