Art History, Artists

My new discovery: Rosario Weiss

Last week I went to an exhibition in the museum of the Biblioteca Nacional Española with drawings of Rosario Weiss. Until now she was completely unknown to me. She was a Spanish painter and engraver, but she is best known for being the goddaughter of very famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya with whom she lived… Continue reading My new discovery: Rosario Weiss

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Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Adélaïde Labille Guiard was a French miniaturist and portraitist of the 18th century.  She was born in Paris in 1749. At the of twenty she married to Louis Nicolas Guiard, a clerk from whom she later separated. She began her studies at the Académie Saint-Luc and received instruction from the pastelist Maurice Quentin de La… Continue reading On this day… was born Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Art History, Artists, Painters

Nameless and Friendless by Emily Mary Osborn

Nameless and Friendless is the best-known painting by English painter Emily Mary Osborn. Osborn was among the most the most successful women artists of the Victorian era and one who could stablish a reputation, she painted genre scenes, the most significants of them were pictures of modern women in distress situation. She was one of… Continue reading Nameless and Friendless by Emily Mary Osborn

Art History, Sculptors, Surrealism

Le Déjeuner en Fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure) its name literally means The Luncheon in fur, but it is also known in English as Fur Breakfast or Breakfast in fur. It’s a sculpture created by the surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim. This work is the example more frequently-cited of surrealist sculptures. It is also considerable as a work with challenging… Continue reading Le Déjeuner en Fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

Art History, Artists

Who was Hildegard of Bingen?

Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, polymath and is considered by many as the founder of the scientific natural history in Germany. She is also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine. She was born over 900 years ago into a noble family and for… Continue reading Who was Hildegard of Bingen?