Art History, Artists, Photographers, Photography

Photography pioneer

British botanist Anna Atkins is considered one of the first women to create photography and the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographies. She received an unuasual scientific education for a woman of her time. Her father and her husband were friends of William Henry Fox Talbot (scientist, inventor and a photography pioneer).… Continue reading Photography pioneer

Art History, Artists, Dancers

The Serpentine Dance and Loïe Fuller

The Serpentine Dance is a form of dance that was very popular in Europe and in the United States during the 1890s, it was a staple of shows and early films. This dance is an evolution of the burlesque skirt dance. The skirt dance was a reaction against the “academic” forms of ballet by incorporating… Continue reading The Serpentine Dance and Loïe Fuller

Art History, Artists, Painters, Pop-Art, Sculptors

Polka dots

The Japanese artist and writer, Yayoi Kusama, she is well-known for the polka dots motifs of her works. She has worked in a wide variety of media that includes painting, collage, soft sculpture, performance art, environmental installations in most of them she exhibits her interest in psychedelic colours, repetition and pattern. She’s a precursor of… Continue reading Polka dots

Art History, Artists, Painters, Surrealism

Summer – Remedios Varo

Welcome Summer! Remedios Varo was a Spanish surrealist painter. She is known as one of the world famous para-surrealist artists of 20th century. Her paintings were inspired by Renaissance art and Philosophy. Renaissance Influence: The harmony, total nuances, unity and the narrative structure. It’s well known that she was a regular visitant at Prado Museum… Continue reading Summer – Remedios Varo

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died two great artists and women

On this day died two great painters, but in different years. In 1656 died Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and many years later, in 1926 died the Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. Artemisia Gentileschi She was a Baroque painter, considered as one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio. By that time, women were… Continue reading On this day… died two great artists and women