Artists, Opera

The Opera of Marina Abramovic

The Serbian artist Marina Abramovic is widely known for her audacious performances that explored the limits of the body. After four decades of active work, she referrers to herself as the “grandmother of the performance”. But today I won't talk about her performances, I'll talk about her project Seven Deaths, which in the original idea… Continue reading The Opera of Marina Abramovic

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Art History, Artists, Painters

Nameless and Friendless by Emily Mary Osborn

Nameless and Friendless is the best-known painting by English painter Emily Mary Osborn. Osborn was among the most the most successful women artists of the Victorian era and one who could stablish a reputation, she painted genre scenes, the most significants of them were pictures of modern women in distress situation. She was one of… Continue reading Nameless and Friendless by Emily Mary Osborn

Art History, Sculptors, Surrealism

Le Déjeuner en Fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure) its name literally means The Luncheon in fur, but it is also known in English as Fur Breakfast or Breakfast in fur. It’s a sculpture created by the surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim. This work is the example more frequently-cited of surrealist sculptures. It is also considerable as a work with challenging… Continue reading Le Déjeuner en Fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

Art History, Artists

Who was Hildegard of Bingen?

Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, polymath and is considered by many as the founder of the scientific natural history in Germany. She is also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine. She was born over 900 years ago into a noble family and for… Continue reading Who was Hildegard of Bingen?

Art History, On this day..., Painters

On this day died… Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip was a Dutch painter of the Romantic style. She is best known for her depictions of animals, especially cats. Some people call her "the painter of cats", the reason is not only the number of paintings she dedicated to this subject, but because she knew how to capture the essence, character and nature… Continue reading On this day died… Henriëtte Ronner-Knip