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, Art Nouveau, Artists, Sculptors

Sarah Bernhardt – The Sculptor

Sarah Bernhardt is best known for her work as actress, she starred some of the most popular French plays of late 19th century and early 20th century, as La dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo or La Tosca by Victorien Sardou. She is probably one of the most famous… Continue reading Sarah Bernhardt – The Sculptor

Art History, Artists, Sculptors

Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois was a French-American artist. Even though her work includes painting, performance, drawing and engraving she is best known for her sculpture and installation art. In her sculptures she used different materials as wood, bronze, latex or marble; they could be whether intimate or monumental. Her work is very personal and with frequent references to… Continue reading Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Sculptors

The Waltz by Camille Claudel

La Valse or Les Valseurs (The Waltz in English) is my favourite sculpture, I can remember the first time I saw a picture of it in an art history book years ago. I didn’t know anything about Camille Claudel, the artist who had create such a beautiful and emotional representation of a couple dancing. The… Continue reading The Waltz by Camille Claudel

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Expansion by Paige Bradley

“From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a box already built for us to fit inside.  Our umbilical cord never seems to be severed; we only find new needs to fill. If we disconnected and severed our attachments, would we shatter our confinements and expand beyond our shell? Would the world look different? … Continue reading Expansion by Paige Bradley