Jingna Zhang is one of my favourite contemporary photographers. She has a unique style in which she combines fantasy and painting, since her work is very influenced by Asian aesthetics as well as by western art. She is a fashion and a fine art photographer based in New York, however she was born in Beijing… Continue reading Who is Jingna Zhang?
Dora Carrington was an English painter and decorative artist who is also remembered for her association with the Bloomsbury Group, especially with the writer Lytton Strachey. Self-portrait by Dora Carrington, 1910 Carrington studied at the all-girls Bedford High School which emphasised art, but her parents paid for her to receive extra drawing lessons. By 1910… Continue reading On this day… died Dora Carrington
Lately the painting Lady in a Fur Wrap has been subject of debate, probably due to the recent Anguissola’s exhibition at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, as the Italian has been considered as a possible author of the portrait. Lady in a Fur Wrap - attributed to Alonso Sánchez Coello, Pollock House(Photo credit: Pinterest)… Continue reading Unwrapping an Icon
On this day in 1842 was born in Liverpool the watercolour painter Edith Martineau. She was the daughter of an eminent Unitarian minister and her sister Gertrude Martineau was a painter of animals. Woman with flowers by Edith Martineau)Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)A flower girl by Edith Martineau(Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) She started her art education… Continue reading On this day… was born Edith Martineau
Remedios Varo was a Spanish Surrealist artist especially famous for her paintings which have an allegorical nature and a narrative structure that resemble Renaissance art, particularly the work of Hieronymus Bosch. However not many people know about what is to me her more interesting work: De Homo Rodans. De Homo Rodans De Homo Rodans was… Continue reading De Homo Rodans by Remedios Varo