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My new discovery: Rosario Weiss

Last week I went to an exhibition in the museum of the Biblioteca Nacional Española with drawings of Rosario Weiss. Until now she was completely unknown to me. She was a Spanish painter and engraver, but she is best known for being the goddaughter of very famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya with whom she lived… Continue reading My new discovery: Rosario Weiss

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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

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?

Artists, Opera

The Opera of Marina Abramovic

The Serbian artist Marina Abramovic is widely known for her audacious performances that explored the limits of the body. After four decades of active work, she referrers to herself as the “grandmother of the performance”. But today I won't talk about her performances, I'll talk about her project Seven Deaths, which in the original idea… Continue reading The Opera of Marina Abramovic

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