On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Dora Carrington

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

Art History, art news, Painters

Unwrapping an Icon

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

Art History, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Edith Martineau

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

Painters, Renaissance

Bernardino Campi painting Sofonisba Anguissola

As I commented last week, the last posts of January would be dedicated to the artists of the exhibition ‘Tale of Two Women Painters’. This week is on one of the most interesting paintings in the show: Bernardino Campi painting Sofonisba Anguissola. And despite the absence of consensus on the authorship, it is undeniable that… Continue reading Bernardino Campi painting Sofonisba Anguissola

Artists, Painters, Renaissance

Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez by Lavinia Fontana

As the exhibition ‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’ at Museo del Prado is coming to its end, I will dedicate the last posts of January to both artists. Today is to one painting that was commented as the great absence of the exhibition and probably one of the most famous portraits signed by Lavinia… Continue reading Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez by Lavinia Fontana