3 Revolutionary Women Artists That Redefined the Art World

Like almost every other life aspect, the art industry has also been unwelcoming towards women since the start of civilization. Women artists were rarely allowed to pursue formal art education and build their careers. Even women that learned different art styles didn’t have the opportunities to paint freely or display their work to audiences. Despite these hurdles, some women artists moved forward and left a noticeable impact on the art industry.

This blog discusses some revolutionary women artists that majorly impacted the world of art.

A portrait created by a revolutionary woman artist

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was a major part of the French revolution in the 18th century. Understandably, like every other 18th-century woman who wanted an art career, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun faced a lot of obstacles during her journey as one of the first European women artists. But Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun fought and taught herself the magic of creating masterpieces on canvases. Her work revolves around portraits of other women.

Additionally, her paintings had a natural, sympathetic, almost emotional touch that was lacking in the portraits created by other male artists in the same era. Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun set the foundation for several women artists in Europe by joining the French Academy when she was 28. She went on to receive painting commissions from around the world, which makes her a truly revolutionary artist.

Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint is also known as the pioneer of abstract art. As a woman in 19th-century Sweden, Hilma af Klint created abstract paintings that inspired many famous men artists later in history. Her work consisted of bright paintings, each of which told a magical story. Hilma af Klint also incorporated multiple religious beliefs in her paintings, which makes them different from the usual abstract art. She has been a motivation for women who want to discover their unique abstract styles in art.

Frida Kahlo

Every art lover is aware of the revolutionary impact of Frida Kahlo’s paintings on the art industry. In the 20th century, Frida Kahlo changed how the art world viewed women by creating self-portraits that showed her with a unibrow and facial hair. Her work encouraged women everywhere to create their standards of beauty, something which is even relevant today!

Frida Kahlo portrayed in graffiti art

Check Out Other Revolutionary Women Artists at Four You Gallery

Revolutionary women artists aren’t only the women that created art despite the hurdles in the past days; the title also suits the emerging female artists of today who are constantly fighting to end gender inequality in art. At Four You Gallery, we arrange online exhibitions by female artists situated around the world. These revolutionary women artists create amazing artwork and show them to audiences globally, which inspires many young women to pursue their careers in arts.

Get in touch with us or check out our emerging artist exhibitions for much-needed inspiration.

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