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Most Famous Visual Artists (who happen to be women)

Most Famous visual artists Laurence de Valmy

Google is a mirror of our society and the search “most famous visuals artists” delivers only 6 women out of 51 artists, perpetuating and reinforcing the existing gender stereotypes.

Laurence de Valmy created MOST FAMOUS VISUAL ARTISTS a collection of 54 NFTs featuring 54 women artists from different centuries and continents, each represented by a flower, a traditional symbol of femininity in art.

She diverted the eye-catching rainbow artwork from Takashi Murakami who recently released his Murakami.Flowers NFTs. Valmy associated flowers with the last names of women artists, consciously omitting their first names, to elevate them up to “brands” such as Picasso or Warhol. 

Indeed, a study from Cornwell University found that people were more than twice as likely to call male professionals by their last name only, compared to equivalent female professionals. This example of gender bias, say researchers, may be contributing to gender inequality.

Each flower is personalized for each artist, making references to their style, life and artworks. Her goal is to raise awareness about the gender gap in our societies and how we need to rewrite history.


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Artists included (top to bottom, left to right)

Amy Sherald, Maria Prymachenko, Sally Gabori, Ana Mendieta,Artimesia Gentileschi, Marlene Dumas,

Élisabeth Vigée Lebrun, Faith Ringgold, Paula Rego, Marilyn Minter, Louise Nevelson, Lee Krasner, Judy Chicago, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Marjorie Strider, Barbara Hepworth, Kara Walker, Niki de St Phalle, Hilma af Klint,

Rosa Bonheur, Camille Claudel, Simone Leigh, Gabriele Munter, Marie Laurencin, Yoko Ono, Frida Kahlo,

Yayoi Kusama, Augusta Savage, Alice Neel, Grace Hartigan, Lavinia Fontana, Marie Bracquemond, Sonia Delaunay, Alma Thomas, Laura Wheeler-Waring, Helen Frankenthaler, Barbara Kruger, Sofinosba Anguissola, Carmen Herrera, Louise Bourgeois, Tamara de Lempicka, Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Joan Mitchell,

Agnes Martin, Elaine Sturtevant, Berthe Morisot, Hannah Höch, Ruth Asawa, Chen Peiqiu, Helene Schjerfbeck,

Mary Cassatt, Katsushika Oi  

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