Artists, contemporary artist, Painters

Interview with Contemporary Artist Manuela Sambo

Hi everyone, I am very happy with the positive feedback this series of interview with contemporary artists is receiving. I hope you're excited about this month interview, because it is with the Angolan painter Manuela Sambo. A quiet place Do you remember when was your first contact with art? I grew up surrounded by traditional… Continue reading Interview with Contemporary Artist Manuela Sambo

Painters, religious art

Holy Family with St Catherine of Alexandria by Lavinia Fontana

The Holy Family is a subject that became popular in art in the early 16th century, it consists mainly of the Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph, but sometimes the artists added other important figure of the Christianity, such as St Baptist, Saint Elizabeth or Saint Catherine of Alexandria. However, the veneration of… Continue reading Holy Family with St Catherine of Alexandria by Lavinia Fontana

Painters, Who was/is

Who was Marguerite Gérard?

Marguerite Gérard was a successful painter and printmaker who worked in the Rococo style. She was born in Grasse, France in 1761, her father was the perfumer Claude Gérard. When she was only eight years old, she became the sister-in-law of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a prolific painter of French Rococo, and when she was a teenager,… Continue reading Who was Marguerite Gérard?

Exhibitions, Painters

Virtual Exhibition: Jean Jones

The Jean Jones Estate announced the launch of their forthcoming virtual exhibition “Jean Jones: The Myth of the Tortured Genius”, it follows the success of the retrospective of last October at The Brownston Gallery in Devon. The exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Perspective Project, will explore the oft-romanticised relationship between creativity and mental illness,… Continue reading Virtual Exhibition: Jean Jones

Art History, Painters

First self-portraits painted by women

Self-portrait is a very common subject among painters since the early Renaissance. And of course, it is a frequent subject among women artists too, as the most evident example we have Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits. But today, I want to share with you the first self-portraits created by women. Self-portrait by Caterina van Hemessen, 1548 The… Continue reading First self-portraits painted by women