See art by Mayra Alpízar | Carlota Berard | Jennifer Boe | Roz Bonnet | Luiza Brown | Nikoline Calcaterra | Judy Chicago | Selin Cileli | Maldoror Capvt Corvi | Maribel Cruz | Thomasin Durgin | Natalie Aniela Dybisz | Elvira | Anne Encephalon | Hélène Epaud | Quiara Z. Escobar | Fanni Fazekas | Pat Fish | Julie Gaw | Gina | Kat Grandy | Martina Hoffmann (1 & 2) | Jelena | Judy Jones | Margaret Kalms | Brina Katz | Lorraine Lamothe | Ria Lee | Sharon Lee | Lana Leitch | Carol Nathan Levin | Katy Luxion | Sarah McCutcheon | Isa Menzies | Megan Morris | M. Parfitt | Petra Paul | Ana Elena Pena | Melina Piroso | Elentye Paulauskas-Poelker | Leigh Radtke | Jacquelyn Rixon | Isa Sanz | Vladislav Shabalin | Nelson Soucasaux | Paula Speakman | Alexandra Steiner | Melina Szapiro | Von Taylor | Jean Tracy | Joseph Tonna | Jessica Wagner | Jennifer Weigel | Terry Wunderlich | Tamara Wyndham | New Guinea menstrual hut carving
Art of Menopause by Coni Minneci
Ancient Peruvian menstrual art
If you create or own art concerning menstruation or menopause and are interested in showing it on thesepages (it's free!), contact MUM
Marie Claire magazine (Italian edition) featured several of the above artists in an article about this museum and menstruation in 2003. The newspaper Corriere della Sera (Io Donna magazine) (Milan, Italy) and the magazine Dishy (Turkey) showed some of the artists in 2005 in articles about this museum.
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
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Amazing women! |
Art of menstruation (and awesome ancient art of menstruation) |
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Would you stop menstruating if you could? |
What did women do about menstruation in the past? |
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Read 10 years (1996-2006) of articles and Letters to Your MUM on this site.
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

The Art of Menstruation at the Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health

"Mandragora menstrvalis"

"Vvlva dropping and reflected"


Opera Sangvinea
Dessovs vne Lvne Menstrvel


Ta Vvlve mon calice sacreé.
Mon vin Ton Sang.
De Toi j'ai été Vampir,
O Lvne Menstrvel de ma Nvit Satvrniènne!

Vnder a Menstrval Moon
Yovr Vvlva my sacred chalice.
My wine Yovr Blood.
Of Yov I were Vampire,
Oh Menstrval Moon of my Satvrnine Night!

Poem, translation and drawings by Maldoror Capvt Corvi, who writes,

This is part of an alchemical artwork project. The Menstrval drawing and poem are part of a Work called Opera Sangvinea (a Work of Blood) concerning the Red stage in the alchemical process, known as the Rvbedo stage, Red Dawn or Avrora Consvrgens. This red stage of the alchemical process is symbolized by Venvs, the Morning Star, the Dawn. The Avrora or the Red Dawn becames after the Night. Satvrnine Night or the Nigredo (Blackness) is the stage, in the same alchemical process, that preceeds the Rvbedo or the Red Dawn. Satvrnine becavse, in alchemy, Satvrn is a symbol of Death and Melancholy. This is a stage of Death also called Pvtrefaction, Mortification and Raven's Head, symbolized by the Black Svn and the Raven. Opera Nigra is, so, the name of the Art prodvction that becames before the Opera Sangvinea or Opera Rvbea. These artwork projects make part of a global project of Arts called PVTREFACTIO - mvsic (hermetic), live performance, video, painting, drawing, poetry - .

The sovnd projects: Ipse Morietvr; Satvrnsk¦ Ensemble; Capvt Corvi; Nox Satvrnii; Datvra Stramonivm. I prefer to call it hermetic mvsic, or satvrnine mvsic, although some define it as contemporary experimental mvsic; obscvre ritval mvsic; death-indvstrial and even anti-mvsic. Mvsical instrvments are anti-conventional, like sickles, as an example. The sickle is connotated with Satvrn (who always has one in his hand).

The artist added, "I am from Satvrn bvt I live in Lisbon, Portvgal."

NEXT artist: Maribel Cruz
See all the artists in the links in the left-hand column.

If you create or own art concerning menstruation or menopause and are interested in showing it on these pages (it's free!), contact MUM

See also Bea Nettles' art The Moonsisters
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