The representation of children and babies throughout the history of art varied over the centuries; there are imagined scenes of play, images of loss and hardship and, of course, the traditional portraits. Looking at them helps us to understand the own concept of childhood at different periods of time. Some of the earliest depictions of… Continue reading New-born baby in a crib by Lavinia Fontana
María Izquierdo was a Mexican painter, some people referred to her as “the other Frida”. She is famous for being the first Mexican woman to have her work exhibited abroad, this first exhibition was at the Art Center in New York in 1930. She committed her life and career to painting the Mexican roots and… Continue reading Self-Portrait by María Izquierdo, 1940
Among the works of Lavinia Fontana there are a curious group of oil on cooper paintings of little dimensions in which the artist alternates portraits and religious scenes. This kind of painting are usually called piccola pittura, and it had a great development in the Bolognese school. The use of cooper as a support for… Continue reading Double portrait of a married couple by Lavinia Fontana
Jeanne Hébuterne, French painter of the later 19th and early 20th centuries, her works are considered as expressionists. However, in the History of Art, Hébuterne is part of the group of women artists who is only remembered as the wife, lover, or muse of someone. Jeanne Hébuterne She was the second child to Achille Casimir… Continue reading Who was Jeanne Hébuterne?
A Negress or Murzynka, its original title in Polish, is a realistic portrait study by the Polish artist Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz. The painting is considered as a mature work of Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz, she was 27 years old when realised this painting. It belongs to the category of realistic portrait studies of various ethnic types, which was… Continue reading A Negress by Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz