This Artist Paints Portraits Of Strong African-American Women

Tim Okamura is a 51-year-old artist who draws portraits of African-American women representing them in a strong pose. Being half Japanese, the Brooklyn-based artist was much integrated into a large culturally diverse group since he was a little boy. Continue reading »

Women And Cats: Contemporary Bijinga Paintings By Kazuho Imaoka

The tradition of bijinga (美人画, “beautiful person picture”) is said to have originated in Kyoto around the mid-Edo period as an art form that portrayed not only external beauty, but inner beauty. The style continued to evolve through the Meiji and Taisho periods of Japanese modernity but now, a group of young Kyoto-based painters are taking the genre and adding a fresh coat of paint. One of those is Kazuho Imaoka. Continue reading »

Russian Female Hockey Players Took Off Their Clothes For The New Year’s 2020 Calendar


Zhanna Chernenko/KHL

The Women’s Hockey League presents a limited calendar for 2020: it is based on a symbiosis of delicate femininity and seasons, recreated with the help of seasonal floral symbols. Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Portuguese Women From The Azores Islands In Their Tradition Hooded Capes

The Azorean hood (in Portuguese, ‘capote e capelo’) is a traditional Azorean garment worn up until the 1930s. A large cape that covered a woman’s figure, allowing only a glimpse of her face, the origin of the ‘capote-e-capelo’ is controversial. Some say that it came from Flanders and others state that it is an adaptation of mantles and cowls that were fashionable in Portugal in the 17th and 18th centuries. Regardless, for centuries the ‘capote-e-capelo’ was a typically Azorean woman’s garment used in Faial. Continue reading »

Cool Pics Defined Fashion Trend Of Young Women In The 1990s

Group at seawall, West Palm Beach, July 4, 1990

Women’s fashion in the 1990s is very distinct. While not quite as loud as the eighties, the nineties took that attitude and tried to be a little smarter and a little classier. Sometimes designers succeeded, sometimes they didn’t. Continue reading »

An Artist Painted 40 Creepy Women Portraits In The Last Two Years

According to Vivien Szaniszlo: “My name is Vivien Szaniszlo and painting is an important part of my life. I love to paint woman-themed paintings, portraits with surreal, dark vibes. In my works, I mostly capture the fragile line between life and death. Halloween is around the corner, so I thought I’d share with you my favorite ones from the last two years.” Continue reading »

Tanzanian Painter Creates Striking Portraits Of Women

Tanzanian-born artist Sungi Mlengeya’s passion for art sparked at a very young age, at their home in Serengeti where she and her sister would go through the craft pages of their mother’s Woman’s Value magazines looking for something interesting to make. Living inside a national park with electricity only available in the evenings, they would spend all day cutting paper and making crafts in their designated former storage room turned craft room. Continue reading »

There’s A Haunting Memorial In Turkey To Commemorate 440 Women Killed By Their Own Husbands Last Year

There is a certain beauty and strength in weakness as some may say. But sometimes inequity between people brings only sorrow. Such is the case of domestic violence, an acute yet so often unspoken problem all over the world. One artist in Turkey found it so heartbreaking and important, he managed to find a way to bring it to the awareness of his fellow countrymen that just couldn’t be ignored and also beautifully commemorate those who fell victim for this terrible violence so at least the memory of those wasted lives remains. Continue reading »

Spanish Artist Converts Intimate Moments Of Gorgeous Women Into Pastel Paintings

The tender beauty of women has been a source of inexhaustible inspiration for artists of all mediums for ages. A 63-year-old Spanish artist Vicente Romero Redondo explores femininity through his amazing figurative paintings. Continue reading »

Picture Hats: One Of The Favorite Fashion Styles Of Edwardian Women

The Edwardian fashion era is often remembered by large over-sized hats stacked with plums of feathers, bows, flowers, birds, lace, and tulle. They were called Gainsborough or Picture hats for how they framed a lady’s face. Continue reading »

Before And After: Lithuanian Photographer Showed How Motherhood Changes Women

Motherhood changes a woman’s body markedly. But there are also deeper changes that affect the character and outlook. Are they reflected in the face, in the look? Continue reading »

“75 Parisiennes”: French Photographer Spends 6 Years Capturing Women In Paris

Mélanie, métro Anvers

This book in which a selection of 75 photographs are presented, is the outcome of six years of work by the portraitist Baudouin on the women of Paris. The photographs are a tribute to these Parisiennes, whose diversity and complexity have caused rivers of ink to flow. Continue reading »

Cool Snaps Show What Badass Girls Looked Like In The 1940s

And good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere… A cool photo collection shows what badass girls looked like from the 1940s. Continue reading »

Trümmerfrauen: The Women Who Helped Rebuild Germany After World War 2

After the end of World War 2, one of the main tasks was to clear the urban areas of ruin and start rebuilding Europe—Germany in particular, where the damage was extensive. Allied bombing had laid to waste nearly every German city, town and village, destroying millions of homes, public buildings, schools, factories, as well as centuries-old cathedrals, mediaeval houses and other historic structures. Continue reading »

“Untypical Girls”: Early Photographs Of Women In Punk From Between The Late 1970s And Early 1990s

Punk girls with Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go’s in the center. Los Angeles, 1978. Photo by Mike Murphy.

These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee’s forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, chart the rise of women in alternative music. Continue reading »