Little Stories of Great Women Artists is an original project of playful and educational animated videos for children from the age of 7 and older.
The objective of each episode? To shed light on the life and work of a woman artist from the 20th century in a three minute video. Imagined by screenwriter Sophie Caron, each story conveys the originality of an artist’s approach, their importance within an artistic movement, certain significant biographical stories, as well as difficulties that the artist may have encountered in her practice.
In a landscape where children’s publications and activities about art privilege male artists, this new and unique project intends for younger audiences to be able to identify important figures beyond all gender stereotypes. Through the discovery of these women artists, we hope to invite as many people as possible to discover the emotion that art can bring.
In the sixth episode of Little Stories of Great Women Artists, we will journey to the New York neighbourhood of Harlem in the midst of its cultural and political revolution at the beginning of the 20th century. Through the career of artist and civil rights activist Augusta Savage—portrait sculptor and creator of the monument The Harp for the 1939 New York World’s Fair— we will discover several African-American figures that participated in the Harlem Renaissance in New York. This episode is also an opportunity to mention the international capital of the arts during the interwar period: Paris.
This project is made possible by the support of the Fondation ENGIE.
Screenwriter: Sophie Caron. Illustrator: Auxane Lefevre and Louise Nelson. Editor: Maggali Baraban. Voice: Melha Mammeri Bossard. Scientific advisor : Scientific advisor: Elvan Zabunyan