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On this day… was born Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist. She is considered the mother of American Modernism and one of the most significant artists of 20th century. She is best known for her paintings of flowers, skulls and New Mexico landscapes. She was a legend at the beginning of the 1920s, known for her independent spirit and female… Continue reading On this day… was born Georgia O’Keeffe

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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

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

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On this day… was born Tonita Peña

On May 10, 1893 was born Quah Ah (which means “white coral beads”), a Native American painter better known as Tonita Peña. When she was only 12, her mother and sister died, her father unable to raise her, took her to live with an aunt at Cochiti Pueblo, where she remained the rest of her… Continue reading On this day… was born Tonita Peña

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3 women artists you should follow on Instagram

One thing really amazing about living in 21th century is that we can find very easily everything that we like or that inspires us. If you are an art lover, as much as myself, you have noted that Instagram is an incredible tool that helps to find new great artists. I myself follow several very talented artists on… Continue reading 3 women artists you should follow on Instagram