Influential women honored from The Biombo Art Blog


“Impossible does not exist for a woman. It only takes some time to obtain it.”

Carolina Herrera


Illustration of Audrey Hepburn by María Hesse

AUDREY HEPBURN was an actress, model, dancer and Belgian activist from the 20th century. She lived her childhood and teen years amongst the biggest military conflict in human history, yet reached the peak of her profession. She was the first Hollywood actress to win an OSCAR, a GOLDEN GLOBE and a BAFTA AWARD for one single role: “Roman Holiday”

The relevance of her style got through every border, making her an icon of elegance, simplicity and expression. She also obtained international recognition for all the time she devoted to UNICEF, collaborating with some of the poorest communities in Africa, South America and Asia.

From The Biombo Art Blog we payed tribute to Audrey Hepburn in an event held in Valladolid in October, 2018, where we remembered her songs from her movies in Hollywood’s Golden Age. One of them was the famous “Moon River”.

Sara Sanz


Illustration of Coco Chanel by María Hesse

COCO CHANEL [POST] was a haute couture fashion designer of the 20th century that became historically famous because of the legacy she left to global society. This was all possible thanks to her strong character, her innovating ideas and her personal relationships.

Chanel managed to liberate women by creating and popularizing a simple, comfortable and sporty feminine standard of style which would help perform daily tasks.

She managed to integrate the concept of elegance in the standards of feminine beauty, making it universally accessible for every social class. She also set a worldwide example for social mobility and business success with perseverance as her main quality, becoming one of the biggest supporters of gender equality and fashion as a means and as an end in itself.

From The Biombo Art Blog we payed tribute to Coco Chanel along with the fashion designer Natacha Arranz and model Gloria Tamayo, who expressed their admiration for the fashion guru, establishing a link between their professional biographies.

Sara Sanz


Illustration of Frida Kahlo by María Hesse

FRIDA KAHLO [POST] was a Mexican painter from the 20th century who was born in, lived in and died in her parents’ house in Mexico City. Today it’s known as the Blue House and is dedicated to the life and work of this artist.

Her artistic side came from a tragic accident she had at the age of 18, which led her to great suffering, and the love of her life, the artist Diego Rivera. She found refuge in art.

Frida Kahlo inspired the world because of her strength, overcoming, vitality and maximum expression of liberty. But also, for putting value in vulnerability. This icon of feminism lived trapped in a body with limitations, and from which she escaped through her art by creating a world of imagination where she found magnificence.

One of Frida’s greatest success is having been able to show through her paintings a universal feeling: PAIN.

From The Biombo Art Blog we payed tribute to Frida Kahlo with illustrations from 21st century artists Coco Dávez, María Hesse, Patricia Fornos, María Perera, María Hergueta and Ana Martínez.

Sara Sanz

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Post translated by Andrea Barrocal Velasco

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