Art History, Artists, Baroque, On this day..., Sculptors

On this day… died La Roldana

Luísa Roldán, better known as La Roldana was a Spanish sculptor of the Baroque period. And she was the first woman sculptor documented in Spain. According to Antonio Palomino (Spanish artist and writer on art) her work was so good that she was considered as important as her father. But as many artists of the… Continue reading On this day… died La Roldana

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Art History, Artists, Exhibitions

All Variations Are Valid, Including this One

The new exhibition of Esther Ferrer in Madrid is very innovative. It’s a journey through her artistic career but more than this it’s a biographical exhibition, because all her works respond to an intimate thought, mood or interest. Esther Ferrer I think art is the only space of freedom that I have” Esther Ferrer is… Continue reading All Variations Are Valid, Including this One

Artists, Painters

Who was Vanessa Bell?

Vanessa Bell was an English painter and interior designer. She was also a member of the Bloomsbury Group (a group of associated intellectuals, writers and artists of early 20th century in England). But she is best known by being the older sister of famous writer Virginia Woolf. But they couldn’t be more different: Virginia was… Continue reading Who was Vanessa Bell?

Art History, Artists, Exhibitions

Palimpsest by Doris Salcedo

Last week I saw a very beautiful art installation at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid. This intervention, called Palimpsest is by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. Who is Doris Salcedo? Doris Salcedo is a Colombian contemporary artist. She’s the eighth artist to be commissioned to produce a work for the turbine hall of the Tate… Continue reading Palimpsest by Doris Salcedo

Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Sculptors

Sarah Bernhardt – The Sculptor

Sarah Bernhardt is best known for her work as actress, she starred some of the most popular French plays of late 19th century and early 20th century, as La dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo or La Tosca by Victorien Sardou. She is probably one of the most famous… Continue reading Sarah Bernhardt – The Sculptor