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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Afro-American Art, Artists

Mirror, Mirror by Carrie Mae Weems

Mirror, Mirror is one of the most famous works of the Afro-American artist Carrie Mae Weems. It is also very representative of a generation that was concerned with racial and sexual identity issues. Carrie Mae Weems is an Afro-American artist that started to work at the mid 1980’s. Her work combines visual and verbal language… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror by Carrie Mae Weems

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

Art History, Artists, Baroque, On this day..., Sculptors

On this day… died La Roldana

Luísa Roldán, better known as La Roldana was a Spanish sculptor of the Baroque period. And she was the first woman sculptor documented in Spain. According to Antonio Palomino (Spanish artist and writer on art) her work was so good that she was considered as important as her father. But as many artists of the… Continue reading On this day… died La Roldana

Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Sculptors

Sarah Bernhardt – The Sculptor

Sarah Bernhardt is best known for her work as actress, she starred some of the most popular French plays of late 19th century and early 20th century, as La dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo or La Tosca by Victorien Sardou. She is probably one of the most famous… Continue reading Sarah Bernhardt – The Sculptor