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

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Artists, Painters

Pregnant Maria by Alice Neel

Alice Neel was an American painter best known for her expressionists portraits. In her work, she made a dynamic use of colour and line to captured the emotional life of the models, she wanted to put the psychological side of her models in the paintings. Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overwhelming interest… Continue reading Pregnant Maria by Alice Neel

Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Painters

Art Nouveau’s Lady

Jane Atché was a French poster artist of the Art Nouveau. She created posters for several important brands of the time. Also she made decorative panels as Le Gui et le Houx (1898), La Femme aux pavots (1899), and La Cigarette l’Éventail, shown at the Salon of 1903. She became known during the Exhibition of… Continue reading Art Nouveau’s Lady

Artists, Painters

Who was Vanessa Bell?

Vanessa Bell was an English painter and interior designer. She was also a member of the Bloomsbury Group (a group of associated intellectuals, writers and artists of early 20th century in England). But she is best known by being the older sister of famous writer Virginia Woolf. But they couldn’t be more different: Virginia was… Continue reading Who was Vanessa Bell?

Art History, Artists, Expressionism, Painters

Silly Woman by Anita Malfatti

Silly Woman, in Portuguese A boba is a painting by Brazilian Modernist painter Anita Malfatti; this title has also been translated as The idiot or The fool. This painting is from the MAC Museum collection (Contemporary Art Museum of the University of São Paulo) and it is part of the works shown in what was probably… Continue reading Silly Woman by Anita Malfatti