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?

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Art History, Sculptors, Surrealism

Le Déjeuner en Fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure) its name literally means The Luncheon in fur, but it is also known in English as Fur Breakfast or Breakfast in fur. It’s a sculpture created by the surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim. This work is the example more frequently-cited of surrealist sculptures. It is also considerable as a work with challenging… Continue reading Le Déjeuner en Fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

Art History, Artists, Post-Minimalism

Right After by Eva Hesse

Right After is one of the most famous works created by German-born American artist Eva Hesse. She was one of the artists who ushered in the Post-Minimalism art movement in 60’s. And she's known for her pioneering work using materials such as fiberglass, latex, rubber, transparent plastic, strings, vinyl, etc. She used new these new materials… Continue reading Right After by Eva Hesse

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

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