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On this day… was born Anna Lea Merritt

Anna Lea Merritt was an American artist born in Philadelphia, but she lived most of her life in England. She painted portraits, landscapes and religious scenes and etchings, she was recognized as a professional artist, it means that she “could live of her brush” before her marriage and after her husband’s death. Actually, she intended… Continue reading On this day… was born Anna Lea Merritt

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Artists, Exhibitions, Photographers, Photography

Zanele Muholi in The Stedelijk Museum

Zanele Muholi is a South African photographer and visual activist (1972, Umlazi, Durban). The Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam presents from 8th July  to 15th October, her debut museum solo exhibition in Netherlands. Even though,  the work of Zanele Muholi was previously seen in group shows, and is represented in various Dutch collections, including that of… Continue reading Zanele Muholi in The Stedelijk Museum

Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters, Pre-Raphaelite

On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan

Evelyn de Morgan was an English painter, born Evelyn Pickering, changing her name in 1887, when she married the ceramist William De Morgan. Her works were very influenced by the style of the Pre-Raphaelite art. She was a follower of the Edward Burne-Jones (a painter of the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement) paintings. In… Continue reading On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters

Susanna and the elders

The story of Susanna and the elders is a brief text included in the book of Daniel (chapter 13) of the Old Testament by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. This biblical episode has been present throughout the History of Art since the very early years of Christianity. This post compare the different treatments… Continue reading Susanna and the elders

Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Painters

Abaporu by Tarsila do Amaral

Abaporu is an oil painting on canvas by Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral. The word “abaporu” comes from the Tupi language (the language from most important indigenous people of Brazil) that means “the man that eats people” = abá (man) + poro (people) + 'u (to eat). The subject of the painting was described by… Continue reading Abaporu by Tarsila do Amaral