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

Art, Artists, Pre-Raphaelite, Who was/is

Who was Elizabeth Siddal?

Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, better known as Lizzie Siddal, was an English poet and painter, however she is better known for being the model of famous paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, such as Ophelia by Millais. Self-portrait by Lizzie Siddal in 1854 Siddal was named after her mother. Her parents were Charles Crooke Siddal and Elizabeth… Continue reading Who was Elizabeth Siddal?

Art History, Photography

Photography by Lady Eastlake

Elizabeth Rigby or as she is better known, Lady Eastlake, was a British author, art critic and art historian who made regular contributions for the literary and political periodical Quarterly Review. She is also famous for her significant role in the London art scene. In 1842, she moved to Edinburgh with her mother and sister,… Continue reading Photography by Lady Eastlake

Photographers, Who was/is

Who is Rinko Kawauchi?

Rinko Kawauchi is a Japanese photographer born in Shiga. She worked and lived in Tokyo for many years, but in 2018 she moved to the countryside and the outskirts of the city. Her work is autobiographical and linked to rites and traditions of her culture. Although she likes to photograph her domestic environment, community, and… Continue reading Who is Rinko Kawauchi?

art news, Exhibitions, Painters

The opening of Artemisia at the National Gallery

Artemisia is probably the most expected art show of the year, and it had its opening the last 3 October at the National Gallery of London. The exhibit is located at the Sainsbury Wing of the gallery. This is the first major exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi in the UK. Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting… Continue reading The opening of Artemisia at the National Gallery