Tags: feminism

Artist of the Week: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera is seen as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.   Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion" and its intense vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its [...]

#PressForProgress – International Women’s Day 2018

  Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – but is also a call to action to accelerate gender equality. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress. A recent report from the World Economic Forum suggested that gender parity is over 200 years away – […]

Artist of the Week: Bambi

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Bambi. Bambi (b. 1982) is a street artist from London. It has been speculated that ‘Bambi’ is also a chart-topping musician, however her identity has never been disclosed. The graffiti artist’s approach is similar to Banksy’s; using stencils to get a clean and quick image on the wall. [...]

Artist of the Week: Guerrilla Girls

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist or rather artists of the week’ are ‘Guerrilla Girls’. Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to exposing and fighting sexism, racism and corruption in the art world. Much of the groups work takes the form of billboards, stickers, posters, street projects and books that act as propaganda […]

#OnThisDay – Emmeline Pankhurst’s 151st Birthday

Today marks the 151st anniversary of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurt’s birth. Pankhurst was a dedicated campaigner for women’s right to vote.     Via BBC History: Emmeline Goulden was born on 14 July 1858 in Manchester into a family with a tradition of radical politics. In 1879, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer and supporter of […]