Women in art history
As many of you know women in art history were ignored and unrepresented for centuries. As I was reading a few months ago an article on the work of Rachel Ruysch I fell madly in love with her still life paintings.
Her asymmetrical compositions with drooping flowers and wild stems created paintings that seemed to possess a great energy about them. They inspired me to try new compositions with darker backgrounds.
Even if the paintings are darker, I feel like they are light and still glowing. I love this exploration and will keep seeking further.
If you wish to know more about Rachel Ruysch and her work here are a few links :