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
Thalia-Flora Karavia was a Greek artist who is better-known for her sketches of soldiers at war and by being a member of the Munich School. She painted a wide range of themes: portraits, landscapes, still lifes, genre scenes and book illustrations. Her portraits stand out for the penetrating analysis that the she makes of the… Continue reading Who was Thalia-Flora Karavia?
From an Ethnographic Museum is a series of seventeen photomontages executed between 1924 and 1930 by Hannah Höch after a visit to an ethnographic museum in Leiden, the Netherlands. She cited this visit as an influence in the conception of the series since she felt inspired by the pedestals and masks she saw in the… Continue reading From an Ethnographic Museum Series by Hannah Höch
The Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola is well-known for her paintings, especially for the portraits of her family and of members of the Spanish court. However, not many people know that she was fantastic at drawing too. Old woman studying the alphabet with a laughing girl and Asdrubale bitten by a crawfish are the only drawings… Continue reading Drawings by Sofonisba Anguissola
Remedios Varo was a Spanish Surrealist artist especially famous for her paintings which have an allegorical nature and a narrative structure that resemble Renaissance art, particularly the work of Hieronymus Bosch. However not many people know about what is to me her more interesting work: De Homo Rodans. De Homo Rodans De Homo Rodans was… Continue reading De Homo Rodans by Remedios Varo