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?

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?

Artists, Who was/is

Who was Nancy Spero?

Nancy Spero was an American artist and activist, who lived most of her life in New York. She is known for her continuous commitment to contemporary political, social, and cultural concerns, chronicling wars, and apocalyptic violence as well as articulating visions of ecstatic rebirth and the celebratory cycles of life. At the beginning of her… Continue reading Who was Nancy Spero?

Who was/is, women of literature

Who was Sheherazade?

Scheherazade is a major character of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as the One Thousand and One Nights. She was storyteller. The name Scheherazade derives from the Arabic form of the Middle Persian name Čehrāzād which is composed of the words words čehr (lineage) and āzād (noble, exalted). The spelling “Scheherazade” first appeared… Continue reading Who was Sheherazade?

Who was/is, women of history, women of literature, writer

Who was Sappho?

Sappho is one of the most famous poets of ancient Greece, despite the little information we have of her life, it is believed that she lived in the 6th century BC. Her poems about love and desire have influenced the history of our poetry, some scholars believed that is impossible to express love without Sappho’s… Continue reading Who was Sappho?