World historian William McNeill argued that humans had evolved for synchronous ritual: dancing, chanting, marching in time. The anthropological data seem to support this. For example, researchers recently found that Sufis engaged in the dhikr, […]
Ana Mirallès is a Spanish comic book artist known particularly for her treatment of erotic subjects. After completing a degree in fine arts, she became an illustrator for several publishing houses. Her first publication came […]
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, […]
In addition to her stunning paintings, drawings, and mixed-media creations, Vancouver-based artist and illustrator Pandora Young also writes children’s books and designs coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. This is “The Patron Saint of Censorship.” […]
I don’t have a problem with scantily-clad shield maidens. Conan runs around in a loincloth, baring his bulging muscles. Hardly sensible armor. The problem is — or has been — the lack of any alternative […]
Update to one of my earlier posts, Women with Swords and Sensible Clothing. Continuing a positive trend. Art by Leesha Hannigan, Brandon Liao, Mumu Wei, Qistina Khalidah, Stepan Alekseev, Zhiyong Li, Serge Birault.
Portrait of Countess Y. P. Samoilova and Her Ward Amacilia Pacini Leaving a Ball. Karl Pavlovich Brulloff (circa 1842)
The Korean artist is blowing up the pop art galleries with her eye-popping ladies painted in daring color on multiple layers of traditional Korean paper.
Christine Adjani sat by herself at the round white table in the nook by the bay window, smiling in silence at old pictures of her and Declun, when the double doors across the living room […]