1 Decorative arts overview

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No more lost legacies

One of the more important contributions to the empowerment of a women in the arts was participation in the decorative arts. This became an important means of securing the necessities of life. Much of their work would become known through the publishing of art and culture in printed media like magazines and newspapers. Here one could become well known and designs could be shared as patterns for painting ceramics and fine china. This would include furniture, textiles, stained glass, and various at home decorative projects. Watercolor would lead the way for this to occur. This would become the 19-century decorative age. This also served to advance the publishing industry as techniques in art progressed. Everyday life continues to be affected by the decorative arts. For women this would become the skillset for decorative design thus advancing the path to professional development.

  • By the 1870’s decorative design became stylish and fashionable.
  • By 1900 modernist expressions became stylish in decorative arts.
  • Seen today as removing barriers.

Many barriers existed within the struggles of art and culture this became evident in the post-modern world as popular culture began to tear down the strict adherence to the concepts of high and low art forms and design.

Let’s tell the story

If you have or know someone with a deceased female artist in their family share her story with the world! We will post it on our online repository for the world to see. We are dedicated to ensuring her story lives on. Contact us below and we will get in touch with you by email. We will create the post and ask you to provide a photo of the artist and example her artwork whenever possible.

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  • Contact us we will get in touch with you by email and create the post.
  • Birth and death date with short biography and type of art.
  • Once contacted provide a photo of the artist and example her artwork.
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