Animated serie

The Story of Natalia Gontcharova
Little Stories of Great Women Artists
23.06.2020

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.

From Moscow to Paris, the fifth episode of Little Stories of Great Women Artists follows the adventures of Natalia Goncharova, an artist with a rich practice. A major artist of the Russian avant-garde to whom the Tate Modern dedicated a retrospective in 2019, Natalia Goncharova was both a painter and an illustrator, as well as a theatre decor and costume designer. Her attachment to Russian folk art and her pioneering role in the birth of performance art will be discovered in this colourful episode.

This project is made possible by the support of the Fondation ENGIE.
Screenwriter: Sophie Caron. Illustrator: Louise Nelson. Editor: Maggali Baraban. Voice: Melha Mammeri Bossard.

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