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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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Art History, Artists, Photographers, Photography

The photography of Alice Austen

Alice Austen was an American photographer from Staten Island. Her interest in photography started when she was only ten years old, her uncle Oswald Müller bring home a camera from Germany. As her interest was increasing, her other uncle Peter Townsend Austen which was chemistry teacher, taught her photographic processing. Both uncles converted a room… Continue reading The photography of Alice Austen

Art History, Artists, Collage

Bringing the war home

House Beautiful: Bringing the war home is a series of photo-collages (1967-72) by American artist Martha Rosler. Martha Rosler works with installations, videos, photo-text and performance. Also, she writes about art and culture. Her work is centred on the everyday life and public sphere often with an eye to women’s experience. House beautiful: Bringing the war… Continue reading Bringing the war home

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, Baroque, Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

Two great artists and women

This post is about two of the greatest female artists: Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and many years later 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 not easily accepted by the artistic community… Continue reading Two great artists and women