Animated series

The story of Rosa Bonheur
Little Stories of Great Women Artists
20.04.2021

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 short 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.

The fisrt episode (Season 2) of these Small stories about great artists brings us to the Fontainebleau Forest, near Paris, where we will meet the artist Rosa Bonheur. She is the most famous animal painter of the 19th century, and the first female artist to ever be awarded for her work. She wore the insignia of this honour her whole life. During her lifetime her paintings were bought and admired both by public institutions and private collectors. Today she is considered an emblematic figure of feminism due to her success in leading the life she wanted and her emancipation from the stereotypes of her time.

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.

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