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, Impressionism, Museum, Painters

Discovering Mme Morisot

Today I want to share with you a moment that was really important in my life. The story of how this blog started. Years ago, in my first visit to Thyssen Museum I saw a painting that changed the way I see art. I have always loved art, all types and styles (opera, music, dance,… Continue reading Discovering Mme Morisot

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters, Renaissance

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

Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Painters

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

Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters

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