Art

In the Studio by Marie Bashkirtseff

Self-affirmation is common theme among several women artists, most of them have chosen to claim their status by a self-portrait with the tools of the craft; some have preferred to paint a kind of vicarious self-portrait. This painting by Marie Bashkirtseff presents both. Marie Bashkirtseff, 1878(Photo credit: Wikipedia) The painting This painting is in my… Continue reading In the Studio by Marie Bashkirtseff

Art, Photographers

Who is Jingna Zhang?

Jingna Zhang is one of my favourite contemporary photographers. She has a unique style in which she combines fantasy and painting, since her work is very influenced by Asian aesthetics as well as by western art. She is a fashion and a fine art photographer based in New York, however she was born in Beijing… Continue reading Who is Jingna Zhang?

On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Dora Carrington

Dora Carrington was an English painter and decorative artist who is also remembered for her association with the Bloomsbury Group, especially with the writer Lytton Strachey. Self-portrait by Dora Carrington, 1910 Carrington studied at the all-girls Bedford High School which emphasised art, but her parents paid for her to receive extra drawing lessons. By 1910… Continue reading On this day… died Dora Carrington

Art, Art History

ARCO Madrid 2020

Last week Madrid held an important art event: ARCO, the contemporary Art Fair most important of Spain and Women’n Art was there visiting and searching for the works of contemporary women artists. I’m glad to say that I was surprised by the number of works of women artists (of course it can be improved). According… Continue reading ARCO Madrid 2020

Painters, Art History, art news

Unwrapping an Icon

Lately the painting Lady in a Fur Wrap has been subject of debate, probably due to the recent Anguissola’s exhibition at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, as the Italian has been considered as a possible author of the portrait. Lady in a Fur Wrap - attributed to Alonso Sánchez Coello, Pollock House(Photo credit: Pinterest)… Continue reading Unwrapping an Icon