Every week a female portrait
We continue with our series, part five: Self Portrait, 1939 by Pan Yuliang.
Pan Yuliang 潘玉良 (born on June 14, 1895) was a Chinese painter, renowned as the first woman in China to paint in the Western style. Born in Yangzhou, worked in Chinese red light milieu and studied in Paris, Yuliang with her works caused controversy and drew severe criticism in China during the 1930s. Her art displayed the conflicting dichotomies of East and West, tradition and modernity, male chauvinism and emerging feminism and she was renowned for her self-portraits and female nudes. (Sina China & Wikipedia)
As Women are mostly overseen, ignored or written out of history, it’s time we look into their work!
for more see: www.artnet.com/artists/pan-yuliang/