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 19th or 20th century in a three-minutes 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.
This new episode of Little Stories of Great Artists takes us to the Montparnasse area in Paris to meet the artist Marie Vassilieff, who left Russia to settle in France at the age of 23. She was a multidisciplinary artist, a free and independent woman, and an important figure in the artistic life of the time who united a community of artists around her by creating the Vassilieff Academy. This place, located at 21 avenue du Maine in Paris, is now the research centre of the non-profit AWARE.
This project is made possible by the support of the Délégation à la transmission, aux territoires et à la démocratie culturelle of the Ministry of Culture, and the Fondation ENGIE.
Coordination : Mathilde de Croix with the AWARE team.
Screenwriter: Sophie Caron.
Illustrator: Louise Nelson.
Post-production: Waya Productions.
Editor: Maggali Baraban.
Voice: Melha Mammeri Bossard.