Art History, Artists, Painters, Pop-Art, Sculptors

Polka dots

The Japanese artist and writer, Yayoi Kusama, she is well-known for the polka dots motifs of her works. She has worked in a wide variety of media that includes painting, collage, soft sculpture, performance art, environmental installations in most of them she exhibits her interest in psychedelic colours, repetition and pattern. She’s a precursor of… Continue reading Polka dots

Art History, Artists, Painters, Surrealism

Summer – Remedios Varo

Welcome Summer! Remedios Varo was a Spanish surrealist painter. She is known as one of the world famous para-surrealist artists of 20th century. Her paintings were inspired by Renaissance art and Philosophy. Renaissance Influence: The harmony, total nuances, unity and the narrative structure. It’s well known that she was a regular visitant at Prado Museum… Continue reading Summer – Remedios Varo

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died two great artists and women

On this day died two great painters, but in different years. In 1656 died Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and many years later, in 1926 died the Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. Artemisia Gentileschi She was a Baroque painter, considered as one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio. By that time, women were… Continue reading On this day… died two great artists and women

Art History, Artists, Film Director

First woman to be a film director

Alice Guy-Blanché was the first woman to be a film director and writer of narrative fiction films. She experimented with Gaumont’s Chronophone sound syncing system, colour tinting, interracial casting and special effects. Her parents were living in Chile when she was born, but as they wish at least one of their child to be French,… Continue reading First woman to be a film director