Her art demonstrates a grasp of animal nature beyond picturesque figures in a landscape or sentimental stand-ins for human emotion.
Who’s Afraid of Rosa Bonheur’s Sexual Identity?
In the wake of a new retrospective, some are criticizing the way in which the artist’s relationships with women are being discussed.
The Portrait That Forged a “Divine Marriage” Between Two 19th-Century Women Painters
In 1898, Anna Klumpke painted a portrait of the French artist Rosa Bonheur. The partnership that followed shaped both their artistic legacies.
160 Years Before the Frida Kahlo Barbie, a Rosa Bonheur Doll Celebrated a Queer Woman Painter
Victorian-era American girls loved the porcelain-faced version of Bonheur, which by the 1860s was a hit.
An Illustrated Guide to Linda Nochlin’s “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”
First published in ARTnews in 1971, Nochlin’s essay is considered to be one of the first major works of feminist art history.
Not as Famous, or Lesser-known Relatives of Well-known Artists
Dik F. Liu is a Williamsburg-based artist who has compiled a fascinating list on his Facebook profile page of what he has termed the “Not as Famous – Lesser known relatives of well-known artists.” He has allowed us to publish a number of the gems he’s found. Love triangles, same-sex spouses, illegitimate children, there’s a lot of juicy stuff here.