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

On this day… was born María Blanchard

María Blanchard was a Spanish painter known for developing a unique style of Cubism. She was born on this day in Santander, a city in the north of Spain. She was born with several physical deformities, including the spine, what was attributed to a fall that her mother suffered during her pregnancy. She was born… Continue reading On this day… was born María Blanchard

Art, Composers, Who was/is

The Lady of Carnival

Carnival is coming, it's a very popular party all over the world, celebrated in different ways. Today I want to talk about the story of a woman who has forever changed the carnival of her country, Brazil. Francisca Edwiges Neves Gonzaga, or as she’s better known Chiquinha Gonzaga, was a Brazilian composer, pianist and the… Continue reading The Lady of Carnival

Art, Artists, Dancers, On this day...

On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne was an English ballerina, choreographer, actress and theatre-television director. She is famous for her theatre choreography to the two longest-running shows of Broadway history: Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. First steps She was a precocious dance talent from an early age. Her gift for dancing was discovered by a… Continue reading On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

Art, Artists, Books, Surrealism

The writings of Remedios Varo

Was Remedios Varo a writer? It may sound strange for most of you, but the answer is affirmative. The Spanish Surrealist artist was a writer too. Most of her writing work has a deep connection with her visual work. Few weeks ago, I shared with you on Instagram that I was reading the book “A… Continue reading The writings of Remedios Varo

On this day..., Painters, painting

On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She’s considered a pioneer in modern Indian art and one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. She was also a pianist and an avid reader. Even though her paintings are among the most expensive by Indian women painters today, during her life she was… Continue reading On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil