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ArtReview: Big Eyes

Big Eyes is a 2014 film directed and produced by American filmmaker Tim Burton and starring Amy Adams. The film is a biographical drama about the life of Margaret Keane, an American artist famous for her paintings of sorrowful-looking people, especially children, with big eyes. Image credit: Wikipedia The film tells how in the late… Continue reading ArtReview: Big Eyes

art news, Exhibitions, Painters

The opening of Artemisia at the National Gallery

Artemisia is probably the most expected art show of the year, and it had its opening the last 3 October at the National Gallery of London. The exhibit is located at the Sainsbury Wing of the gallery. This is the first major exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi in the UK. Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting… Continue reading The opening of Artemisia at the National Gallery

Artists, Painters

New-born baby in a crib by Lavinia Fontana

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

Artists, Painters

Self-Portrait by María Izquierdo, 1940

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

Artists, Painters, painting, Renaissance

Double portrait of a married couple by Lavinia Fontana

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