Tag Archives: Women

1953: And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur

Leonora Carrington: And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur (1953)

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2018: New City

Rim Lee: New City (2018); from a series.

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1927: Festival

Maruja Mallo: La Verbena [The Festival] (1927)

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370 BC: Numberless Democrituses Like Himself

The pre-Socratic philosopher Democritus (c. 460 – c. 370 BC) believed in an infinite universe, and therefore in an infinite number of worlds. Some might be bigger or smaller than earth, he concluded; some might have more moons or suns, … Continue reading

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1979: Angel

Graciela Iturbide: Mujer Ángel, Desierto de Sonora, México [Angel Woman, Sonora Desert, Mexico] (1979)

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1972: Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free

Carolyn Lawrence: Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free (1972)

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1807: No Less Sacred to Them than the Tie of Marriage

I passed a few days in the valley of one of those streams of northern Vermont, which find their way into Champlain. If I were permitted to draw aside the veil of private life, I would briefly give you the … Continue reading

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1927: East River

Georgia O’Keeffe: East River from the Shelton (East River No. 1) (c. 1927-28)

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1929: ’ixtˈ

Every Tlingit clan in every major village was supposed to have its own shaman (’ixtˈ), who might also be a clan or house chief, uniting supernatural power with economic and ceremonial leadership….The functions of the shaman were several. He fought … Continue reading

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1792: Name Your Weapons

One afternoon in 1792, Lady Almeria Braddock and a certain Mrs. Elphinstone were having tea when the following exchange occurred: Mrs Elphinstone: “You have been a very beautiful woman.” Lady Almeria: “Have been? What do you mean by ‘have been’?” … Continue reading

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