Women Recollected

Curvaceous shapes in cheerful colours: Ilona Keserü’s paintings wrest unbridled joy out of the grip of sorrow

Curvaceous shapes in cheerful colours: Ilona Keserü’s paintings wrest unbridled joy out of the grip of sorrow

The story of Sofia Gubaidulina, the composer who created music for God in the atheist USSR

The story of Sofia Gubaidulina, the composer who created music for God in the atheist USSR

Lana Gogoberidze: the feminist filmmaker at the centre of a Georgian cinematic dynasty

Lana Gogoberidze: the feminist filmmaker at the centre of a Georgian cinematic dynasty

How Polish director Wanda Jakubowska used her own experience in Auschwitz to create ‘the mother of all Holocaust movies’

How Polish director Wanda Jakubowska used her own experience in Auschwitz to create ‘the mother of all Holocaust movies’

Back to Basha: the enigmatic star of the Polish Poster School who shunned the spotlight

Back to Basha: the enigmatic star of the Polish Poster School who shunned the spotlight

Elizaveta Svilova: the woman behind The Man With a Movie Camera

Elizaveta Svilova: the woman behind The Man With a Movie Camera

Remembering Yanka Dyagileva, the queen of Siberian punk who died as the Soviet Union fell

Remembering Yanka Dyagileva, the queen of Siberian punk who died as the Soviet Union fell

Behind the surreal, satirical lens of Binka Zhelyazkova, Bulgaria’s prolific female director

Behind the surreal, satirical lens of Binka Zhelyazkova, Bulgaria’s prolific female director

How Larisa Shepitko’s pursuit of truth produced a searing legacy of anti-war films

How Larisa Shepitko’s pursuit of truth produced a searing legacy of anti-war films

Celebrating Czech avant-gardist Bèla Kolářová, who defied the notion that ‘the entire world has been photographed’

Celebrating Czech avant-gardist Bèla Kolářová, who defied the notion that ‘the entire world has been photographed’

Jagoda Buić deconstructed Balkan weaving traditions, turning threads into sensuous textile environments

Jagoda Buić deconstructed Balkan weaving traditions, turning threads into sensuous textile environments

The other Nijinsky: the forgotten choreography of Bronislava Nijinska, the woman who pioneered movement in dance

The other Nijinsky: the forgotten choreography of Bronislava Nijinska, the woman who pioneered movement in dance

How the playful portraiture of 100-year-old Valentina Rusu Ciobanu captured a century of Moldovan life

How the playful portraiture of 100-year-old Valentina Rusu Ciobanu captured a century of Moldovan life

How Soviet artist Anna Andreeva found freedom from state censors in fabric

How Soviet artist Anna Andreeva found freedom from state censors in fabric

From sketches to stage design, Franciszka Themerson’s improvised witty visuals knew no bounds

From sketches to stage design, Franciszka Themerson’s improvised witty visuals knew no bounds

Elemental, ascetic, uncompromising: a listener’s guide to Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya

Elemental, ascetic, uncompromising: a listener’s guide to Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya

Teresa Pągowska’s restrained postwar art celebrates female bodies on unprimed canvas

Teresa Pągowska’s restrained postwar art celebrates female bodies on unprimed canvas

The dark glamour of Tamara de Lempicka’s paintings

The dark glamour of Tamara de Lempicka’s paintings