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?

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Art History, Baroque, Painters

Porcia by Elisabetta Sirani

Porcia wounding her thigh by Elisabetta Sirani refers to the history of Porcia Catonis, a Roman woman famous for being the wife of one of Julius Caesar's assassins. Elisabetta Sirani was an Italian painter of Baroque period and she was the most famous woman artist in early modern Bologna and established an academy for other women… Continue reading Porcia by Elisabetta Sirani

Afro-American Art, Artists

Mirror, Mirror by Carrie Mae Weems

Mirror, Mirror is one of the most famous works of the Afro-American artist Carrie Mae Weems. It is also very representative of a generation that was concerned with racial and sexual identity issues. Carrie Mae Weems is an Afro-American artist that started to work at the mid 1980’s. Her work combines visual and verbal language… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror by Carrie Mae Weems

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

Art History, Artists, Exhibitions

All Variations Are Valid, Including this One

The new exhibition of Esther Ferrer in Madrid is very innovative. It’s a journey through her artistic career but more than this it’s a biographical exhibition, because all her works respond to an intimate thought, mood or interest. Esther Ferrer I think art is the only space of freedom that I have” Esther Ferrer is… Continue reading All Variations Are Valid, Including this One