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

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Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Museum, Painters, Uncategorized

Discovering Mme Morisot

Today I want to share with you a moment that was really important in my life. The story of how this blog started. Years ago, in my first visit to Thyssen Museum I saw a painting that changed the way I see art. I have always loved art, all types and styles (opera, music, dance,… Continue reading Discovering Mme Morisot

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters, Renaissance, Uncategorized

Judith beheading Holofernes

The beheading of Holofernes by Judith is a biblical episode recounted in the Book of Judith, a 2nd century text deemed apocryphal by the Jewish and Protestant traditions, but included in the Catholic editions of the Bible. Also, the story of Judith and Holofernes was the subject of many paintings and sculptures in the Christian… Continue reading Judith beheading Holofernes

Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Issues of women artists, Renaissance, TV Series - Films

The Story of Women and Art – BBC

The Story of women and Art is a television documentary series in three episodes, produced by BBC, first broadcast in the UK on BBC two in May 2014. The series is presented by the Professor Amanda Vickery. It starts in Florence, Italy, place where Renaissance emerged. It presented us to the Vasari Corridor, named after… Continue reading The Story of Women and Art – BBC

Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Painters, Uncategorized

Self-portrait with nude by Laura Knight

Dame Laura Knight was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolours, etching, engraving and drypoint. She painted in the figurative and realist tradition, also she embraced the English Impressionism. In her career Laura Knight was among the most successful and popular painters in Britain. In 1929 she was created a Dame, and in 1936 became the… Continue reading Self-portrait with nude by Laura Knight