© AWARE : Archives of Women Artists Research and Exhibitions
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 third episode of Little Stories of Great Women Artists, AWARE invites children to discover the work of artist Hilma af Klint. Discovered thanks to the success of the 2018 exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York after having long been unknown, this Swedish painter from the early 20th century is now considered one of the pioneers of abstraction. This is an opportunity for the young and old alike to review the history of abstract art while discovering the originality of her approach.
This project is made possible by the support of the Fondation ENGIE.
Screenwriter: Sophie Caron. Illustrator: Louise Nelson. Editor: Maggali Baraban.