Maria Isabel of Braganza was an Infanta of Portugal court, the daughter of John VI of Portugal and Carlota Joaquina of Spain. She became queen of Spain when she married her maternal uncle Ferdinand VII of Spain on 29 September 1816. She was the second wife of Ferdinand VII, whose first wife had died childless.… Continue reading On this day… died Maria Isabel of Braganza
Sonia Delaunay was a Ukrainian-born artist. She's famous for extending the art beyond of the conventional mediums, as she worked in modern design including the concepts of geometric abstraction in objects of everyday life as furniture, fabrics, wall coverings and clothes. To Delaunay, the artist could find the inspiration in the simple things, because she… Continue reading On this day… was born Sonia Delaunay
Today many people will celebrate one of the most famous holidays of our modern calendar: Halloween. A holiday that has aroused interest since its origin and which symbols include religious references of Christian and ancient pagan cults, as well as from Gothic literature. Its symbology is easily found in art: paintings, books, films, etc. Origin… Continue reading It’s Halloween!
Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron was a truly woman of Renaissance: gifted poet, musician, academicienne and artist, also she was fluent in French, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. She was very acclaimed in her time, but today she is remembered for her work as a painter. Her father was an artist, and was him who trained her in the… Continue reading On this day… was born Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron
Zinaida Serebriakova was born on the estate of Neskuchnoye near Kharkov, actual Ukraine. She belonged to the Benois family, one of the most refined and artistic families of the ancient Russian Empire. She graduated from the gymnasium (the equivalent to high school) in 1900, the same year she entered in the art school founded by… Continue reading On this day… died Zinaida Serebriakova