Painters, Who was/is

Who was Rachel Ruysch?

Rachel Ruysch was a Dutch still-life painter, specialised in flowers. She had a very successful career that spanned over six decades and is due to this that she became the best documented woman painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Portrait of Rachel Ruysch by Godfried Schalcken Ruysch was born in The Hague. Her father was… Continue reading Who was Rachel Ruysch?

Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Florine Stettheimer?

Florine Stettheimer was an American painter of the Modernism, she was also a theatrical designer, poet, salonnière and feminist. Stettheimer developed a theatrical painting style while depicting her friends and experiences of New York, but she is best known for her four monumental works illustrating what she considered to be New York City’s “Cathedrals”: Broadway,… Continue reading Who was Florine Stettheimer?

Artists, Painters, painting

Hasidic Dance during the celebration of Hanukkah by Marevna

Tomorrow is Hanukkah, the Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Second Empire. Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights and is observed for eight nights and days by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, the menorah.… Continue reading Hasidic Dance during the celebration of Hanukkah by Marevna

Impressionism, Painters, TV Series - Films

ArtReview: Berthe Morisot (The Film)

If you are a lover of Impressionist art or curious about the life of the artists, this post is for you. Recently, I watched a film based on the life of Berthe Morisot, she was one of the most important painters of the movement and she is one of my favourite artists. It is a… Continue reading ArtReview: Berthe Morisot (The Film)

Art, religious art, women of the bible

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Who was Saint Catherine of Alexandria? According to the Christian tradition she is a saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the emperor Maxentius. Conforming to her hagiography she was both a princess and a noted scholar who became a Christian when she was 14 years. She… Continue reading Saint Catherine of Alexandria