Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters, Renaissance, Uncategorized

Judith beheading Holofernes

The beheading of Holofernes by Judith is a biblical episode recounted in the Book of Judith, a 2nd century text deemed apocryphal by the Jewish and Protestant traditions, but included in the Catholic editions of the Bible. Also, the story of Judith and Holofernes was the subject of many paintings and sculptures in the Christian… Continue reading Judith beheading Holofernes

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Art History, Artists, Exhibitions, Museum

Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay. Art, Design and Fashion

Until next Sunday it will be in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid (Spain) an exhibition dedicated to the Ukrainian artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979). She was a prominent figure in the emerging Parisian avant-garde. This is the first monographic exhibition of the artist in Spain. The focus of this exhibition is on the years, during the… Continue reading Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay. Art, Design and Fashion

Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Issues of women artists, Renaissance, TV Series - Films

The Story of Women and Art – BBC

The Story of women and Art is a television documentary series in three episodes, produced by BBC, first broadcast in the UK on BBC two in May 2014. The series is presented by the Professor Amanda Vickery. It starts in Florence, Italy, place where Renaissance emerged. It presented us to the Vasari Corridor, named after… Continue reading The Story of Women and Art – BBC

Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Painters, Uncategorized

Self-portrait with nude by Laura Knight

Dame Laura Knight was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolours, etching, engraving and drypoint. She painted in the figurative and realist tradition, also she embraced the English Impressionism. In her career Laura Knight was among the most successful and popular painters in Britain. In 1929 she was created a Dame, and in 1936 became the… Continue reading Self-portrait with nude by Laura Knight

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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