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?
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
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
Rachel Ruysch was a Dutch still-life painter, specialised in flowers. She had a very successful career that spanned over six decades and is due to this that she became the best documented woman painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Portrait of Rachel Ruysch by Godfried Schalcken Ruysch was born in The Hague. Her father was… Continue reading Who was Rachel Ruysch?
Florine Stettheimer was an American painter of the Modernism, she was also a theatrical designer, poet, salonnière and feminist. Stettheimer developed a theatrical painting style while depicting her friends and experiences of New York, but she is best known for her four monumental works illustrating what she considered to be New York City’s “Cathedrals”: Broadway,… Continue reading Who was Florine Stettheimer?