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

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Artists, Painters, Renaissance

Who was Sofonisba Anguissola?

Sofonisba Anguissola was an Italian painter of the Renaissance born in Cremona. She received a well-rounded education among her five sisters, including fine arts, that was not very common, but she was born in a relatively noble family. She was an apprentice of local painters what set a precedent for women to be accepted as… Continue reading Who was Sofonisba Anguissola?

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, On this day..., Painters

On this day died… Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip was a Dutch painter of the Romantic style. She is best known for her depictions of animals, especially cats. Some people call her "the painter of cats", the reason is not only the number of paintings she dedicated to this subject, but because she knew how to capture the essence, character and nature… Continue reading On this day died… Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Art History, Baroque, Painters

Porcia by Elisabetta Sirani

Porcia wounding her thigh by Elisabetta Sirani refers to the history of Porcia Catonis, a Roman woman famous for being the wife of one of Julius Caesar's assassins. Elisabetta Sirani was an Italian painter of Baroque period and she was the most famous woman artist in early modern Bologna and established an academy for other women… Continue reading Porcia by Elisabetta Sirani