Art, Collage, Dada

From an Ethnographic Museum Series by Hannah Höch

From an Ethnographic Museum is a series of seventeen photomontages executed between 1924 and 1930 by Hannah Höch after a visit to an ethnographic museum in Leiden, the Netherlands. She cited this visit as an influence in the conception of the series since she felt inspired by the pedestals and masks she saw in the… Continue reading From an Ethnographic Museum Series by Hannah Höch

mythological art, women of mythology

Echo

In the Greek Mythology, Echo was an Oread, a mountain nymph who lived in the Mont Cithaeron. Probably the most famous story about her is that of her love for Narcissus and how she was unable to confess it. Her story is present in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and in some literary works of medieval era. Echo… Continue reading Echo

Exhibitions, Museum

ArtNews: Women Artists’ exhibitions and the pandemic

This year we were expecting some great exhibitions on Women Artists, or at least I was, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic most of them were cancelled or postponed, some started few days before the museum’s closure due to the lockdown. Portrait with schorpio by Marina Abramović(Photo credit: Artnet)Self-portrait by Angelica Kauffmann(Photo credit: WikiArt) Just… Continue reading ArtNews: Women Artists’ exhibitions and the pandemic

Art History, Painters, Renaissance

Drawings by Sofonisba Anguissola

The Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola is well-known for her paintings, especially for the portraits of her family and of members of the Spanish court. However, not many people know that she was fantastic at drawing too. Old woman studying the alphabet with a laughing girl and Asdrubale bitten by a crawfish are the only drawings… Continue reading Drawings by Sofonisba Anguissola

On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Raquel Forner

Raquel Forner was an Argentinian painter, sculptor, engraver and drawing teacher who created a non-figurative painting characterised by the pain, later her work acquired symbolist aspects influenced by the Expressionism. She exhibited in the some of the main galleries and museums of Europe and America. Raquel Forner When she was 12, she travelled to Spain… Continue reading On this day… was born Raquel Forner