I started this collection several years ago because I wanted to highlight fantastic art with female characters outside the traditional sexualized roles of foe and prize: vile hag and sexy vixen. To be clear, I […]
A periodic update to my ongoing collection, Women With Swords and Sensible Clothing. As I note each time, it isn’t that depictions of women in sexy armor, such as the image below by Luis Royo, […]
This is The Misses Vickers (1884) by English painter John Singer Sargent. I’ve said before that no artist mastered the female portrait quite like Sargent. Others have produced different, equally sublime works, but I’m not […]
Utterly amazing work by Russian artist Exellero, whose majestic sorceresses seem able to conjure the night or its end. Pity the weary traveler who stumbles upon them.
Click for slideshow. Margaret Bowland, “White Fives” Harumi Hironaka Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, self portrait of the artist mugshot Tom Bagshaw, “Tomoe Gozen – Onna-bugeisha” Sarah Bishop David Uzochukwu Dino Valls, “PROSCAENIA” Denise […]
Ejiwa Ebenebe, who goes by the nickname “Edge,” is an illustrator based out of British Columbia whose subjects, often young women of color, occupy positions of power and mystery in fantasia-like settings, where they stare […]