Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob was a French photographer, sculptor and writer born in Nantes in a prominent intellectual Jewish family, who considered herself as genderqueer, what explains the adoption of the gender-ambiguous pseudonym of Claude Cahun by 1919. Cahun’s work was political and very personal. Often her work undermined traditional concepts of static gender roles,… Continue reading Who was Claude Cahun?
Few days ago, the National Gallery of London informed its new acquisition, a self-portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi. It’s a self-portrait of the artist as Saint Catherine of Alexandria from about 1615-17. An oil painting that will undergo conservation treatment before going on display in the first months of 2019. This £3.6 million acquisition has been… Continue reading ArtNews: The National Gallery acquires a new Gentileschi
The birth date of Edmonia Lewis has been listed as July 4, 1844. She was born in Greenbush, which is now the city of Rensselaer. She was the first woman of the African-American heritage to achieve international recognition as a sculptor in the fine arts world. Edmonia Lewis lost her parents when she was only… Continue reading On this day was born… Edmonia Lewis
Clara Peeters was a still life painter of the Flemish Baroque. Everything we know about her came from her paintings, so the biographical information we have is very limited. For example, her place of birth is not documented, there is no information of a possible wedding and we don’t know who trained her. Antwerp There… Continue reading Who was Clara Peeters?
Last Thursday, June 14th, the Museo del Prado confirmed through social networks (a live story on Instagram) that in the next few days will change the artwork label of the Elisabeth of Valois holding a portrait of Philip II to erase the attributed to that precedes the name of its author Sofonisba Anguissola. "There is… Continue reading ArtNews: Recognition of a new Anguissola