Photographers, Photography, Pre-Raphaelite

The Rosebud Garden of Girls by Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century. Her photographs purposely out of focus, often including scratches, smudges and other traces of the artistic’s process were considered rule-breaking by the critics of her time. She started taking up photography for her amusement at the age of 48,… Continue reading The Rosebud Garden of Girls by Julia Margaret Cameron

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

On this day… died Elisabetta Sirani

Elisabetta Sirani was an Italian painter and printmaker of the Baroque. She was seminal artist in early modern Bologna and established an academy for other women artists. Sirani was born in Bologna in 1638, she was the first of four children. Her father was a painter of the School of Bologna and at first, he… Continue reading On this day… died Elisabetta Sirani

Art, Art History, Artists, Who was/is

Who was Josephine Nivison

Josephine Verstille Nivison was an American painter better known as Jo Hopper since she was the wife (and muse) of the painter Edward Hopper, they got married in 1924. Her father was Eldorado Nivison, a pianist and music teacher, and her mother was Mary Ann Nivison (née McGrath). Later in her life she would say… Continue reading Who was Josephine Nivison

Art, Artists, Baroque, Painters

Self-portrait by Judith Leyster

Judith Leyster was a Dutch Golden Age painter who was specialised in genre paintings and still lifes. Her work was highly regarded by her contemporaries, however, after her death she was largely forgotten. Her entire work was attributed to other male painters.A "masterpiece" A "masterpiece" It is a self-portrait in oil painted around 1633. By… Continue reading Self-portrait by Judith Leyster

Art, Art History, Artists, TV Series - Films

The Forgotten Masters

Few weeks ago, the contemporary artist Jill Poyerd contacted me. She wanted to show me her video on women artists. Jill has a successful YouTube channel where you can find videos produced by her on art appreciation which are very inspiring. And the content quality of the video is another reason to watch it. The… Continue reading The Forgotten Masters