Art History, Painters

First self-portraits painted by women

Self-portrait is a very common subject among painters since the early Renaissance. And of course, it is a frequent subject among women artists too, as the most evident example we have Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits. But today, I want to share with you the first self-portraits created by women. Self-portrait by Caterina van Hemessen, 1548 The… Continue reading First self-portraits painted by women

contemporary artist, Photographers, Photography

Interview with Contemporary Artist Caterina Notte

I am so happy to announce that this month we start something new on the blog: an interview section with a contemporary artists. And in this first interview I want to introduce you to the photographer Caterina Notte, whose career has begun in the 2000’s in the Rome galleries, while she was studying Economics at… Continue reading Interview with Contemporary Artist Caterina Notte

Art, women of history

Lucretia

Lucretia was a matron in the history and mythology of Rome. She had an important role in the shaping of the Roman Kingdom into the Roman Republic. Her husband was Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, he was one of the leaders of the revolution that came up as a result of his wife’s death. Although there are… Continue reading Lucretia

Photographers, Who was/is

Who was Julia Margaret Cameron?

Julia Margaret Cameron, considered one of the most important portraitists of the 19th century, was a British photographer. She is famous for her illustrative images depicting characters form mythology, Christianity, and literature, as well as for her soft-focus close-ups of famous Victorian men and sensitive portraits of women and children. Alice Liddell as Pomona by… Continue reading Who was Julia Margaret Cameron?

Art, Surrealism

Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot by Dorothea Tanning

Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot, in English Room 202, Hôtel du Pavot by the surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning, is an artificial room illuminated by a pale light and decorated with carpet/tweed, floral wallpaper, false panelling and wood. I had the pleasure to see this installation at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, two years ago at… Continue reading Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot by Dorothea Tanning