Art, Art History, Artists, Museum, Painters

ArtNews: Recognition of a new Anguissola

Last Thursday, June 14th, the Museo del Prado confirmed through social networks (a live story on Instagram) that in the next few days will change the artwork label of the Elisabeth of Valois holding a portrait of Philip II to erase the attributed to that precedes the name of its author Sofonisba Anguissola. "There is… Continue reading ArtNews: Recognition of a new Anguissola

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Art, Art History, Dancers, On this day...

On this day was born… Ninette de Valois

Dame Ninette de Valois was a ballerina, choreographer, teacher and director and founder of what is now called the Royal Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies of 20th century and still one of leading ballet companies in the world. She was born in Ireland in 1898. Before any English ballet companies existed, she danced… Continue reading On this day was born… Ninette de Valois

Art, Books, Feminist

Review: Art and Feminism (Phaidon)

It is a very complete book about the artistic expression of feminist ideas. It’s a collection of works created by many artists such as Louise Bourgeois or Judy Chicago. I loved this book, I had to read it to write an article on the aesthetics of feminist art for my master's degree. The book brings… Continue reading Review: Art and Feminism (Phaidon)

Art, Art History, Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun?

Louise-Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a French portraitist of 18th century born in Paris. She is famous for being the portraitist of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France. Her personal style is considered as a mix, because her subject and colour palette can be considered similar to late Rococo while other elements are aligned… Continue reading Who was Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun?

Artists, Expressionism, Painters, Surrealism

A World by Ángeles Santos

Ángeles Santos was a painter born in Portbou, Spain. Her style evolved from Surrealism and expressionism to post-impressionism. In 2005, she received the Cross of St. George (Creu de Sant Jordi). A World It is probably my favourite painting of this artist. It’s property of the permanent collection of Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. It is… Continue reading A World by Ángeles Santos