Art, art news, Exhibitions, Museum

‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’

Hi everyone, Few days ago, I announced here that I had been invited by ArtHerstory to write a review on the new exhibition of the Museo del Prado ‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’, and today I am very happy to say that the review is now live. I will let the link to the… Continue reading ‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’

art news, Exhibitions, Museum

Exciting News!

Hi everyone! I’ve got great news to share with you today. First, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain is now with the exhibition “Tale of Two Women Painters”, a very special exhibition on Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana. It is a major exhibition, the second dedicated to a woman artist (the first was on… Continue reading Exciting News!

Art, Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Marie-Geneviève Bouliard was a French artist famous for her portraits. She was a pupil of artists such as Joseph-Benoît Suvée and Jean-Baptiste Greuze.  Her production was intense during the revolutionary period, this is evident in the catalogues of the Salons from the year 1791 to 1817. Self-portrait, 1792 (Norton Simon Museum) According to the art… Continue reading On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Art History, Books

ArtReview: 18th Century Women Artists by Caroline Chapman

In 18th Century there was many women that achieved recognition as professional artists: Angelica Kauffmann, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Rosalba Carriera, Mary Moser just to name a few. So, the question is: Why was the eighteenth century such a favorable period for women to develop a career as artists? To help us understand… Continue reading ArtReview: 18th Century Women Artists by Caroline Chapman

Art History, Who was/is

Who was Simonetta Vespucci?

Simonetta Vespucci or la bella Simonetta, as she was called, was an Italian noblewoman born in Genoa. She was known as the greatest beauty of her time in Northern Italy and she was the muse and the model during the Renaissance. Being portrayed by many famous painters such as Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo and other… Continue reading Who was Simonetta Vespucci?