Women Artists Portraits
Mary Beth Edelson - Mary Beth Edelson has been a pioneer of the Feminist Art movement in the United States since the early 1970s. Her performances, paintings, and collages have relentlessly explored the role of women in society and challenged dominant patriarchal values.
"Geraniums at Night" Painting by Mary Beth Edelson
A vintage acrylic on canvas paint by noted artist Mary Beth Edelson. The piece is titled "Geraniums at Night" and depicts brightly colored potted flowers against a black and blue background. Mary Beth Edelson is widely considered a major pioneer in the Feminist art movement of the early 70s. Born in 1933 in East Chicago, IN, she studied at DePauw University. Many of her works focus on the female form and reclaiming the female identity and are a response to the subjugation of women. Her…
Mary Beth Edelson. Death of Patriarchy / A.I.R. Anatomy Lesson. 1976 | MoMA
Mary Beth Edelson. Death of Patriarchy / A.I.R. Anatomy Lesson. 1976. Cut-and-pasted gelatin silver prints with crayon and transfer type on printed paper with typewriting on cut-and-taped paper. 27 3/8 x 43" (69.5 x 109.2 cm). Purchased with funds provided by Agnes Gund, and gift of John Berggruen (by exchange). 6.2010. © 2021 Mary Beth Edelson. Drawings and Prints
Honey It's a Joke by Mary Beth Edelson. I chose this piece because it brings attention to what women can say, and what women can think. Tronia regularly uses asides to speak her mind, and this image of a woman smiling outwardly, but thinking harshly, sums up her inner conflict for me.