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
Elin Danielson-Gambogi was a Finnish painter best known for realist paintings. Although some of her works are impressionists, she painted in both styles indiscriminately throughout her artistic life. She was part of the “painters sisters’ generation”, which was the first generation of Finnish women artists who received professional art education. In 1883 she went to… Continue reading To bed by Elin Danielson-Gambogi
Dame Ninette de Valois was a ballerina, choreographer, teacher and director and founder of what is now called the Royal Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies of 20th century and still one of leading ballet companies in the world. She was born in Ireland in 1898. Before any English ballet companies existed, she danced… Continue reading On this day was born… Ninette de Valois
Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc in French) also known as ‘La Pucelle d’Orléans’ (The maid of Orléans) is considered a French heroine for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War. She has inspired artistic and cultural works for nearly six centuries. Biography Joan was born in a peasant family at Domrémy… Continue reading La Pucelle d’Orléans
Louise-Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a French portraitist of 18th century born in Paris. She is famous for being the portraitist of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France. Her personal style is considered as a mix, because her subject and colour palette can be considered similar to late Rococo while other elements are aligned… Continue reading Who was Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun?