Ophelia is one of the most famous female characters of Shakespeare’s plays. She is a young noblewoman of Denmark in the worldly acclaimed drama Hamlet. In the play, Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes and the potential wife of the Prince Hamlet. Ophelia by Pierre Auguste Cot (1870) - Private CollectionOphelia by… Continue reading Ophelia
Judith Leyster was a Dutch Golden Age painter who was specialised in genre paintings and still lifes. Her work was highly regarded by her contemporaries, however, after her death she was largely forgotten. Her entire work was attributed to other male painters.A "masterpiece" A "masterpiece" It is a self-portrait in oil painted around 1633. By… Continue reading Self-portrait by Judith Leyster
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that last week I went to Paris to attend the inaugural conference and to visit the exhibition of Berthe Morisot at the Musée d’Orsay. So, in today’s post I will tell you everything about the conference and the exhibition. Morisot is one of the leading figures… Continue reading ArtExhibition: Berthe Morisot at Musée d’Orsay
Gabriele Münter is known by her relationship with Kandinsky, in whose shadow she lived for almost fifteen years (in part for lack of self-confidence, but mostly due to the understanding of the female's role prevailing at that time). However, she was one of the few women who played an important part in the development of… Continue reading Who was Gabriele Münter?
Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker born in Pennsylvania, however she lived in France many years. There she befriended artists as Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionist group. The French art critic Gustave Geffroy told in 1894 that Cassatt was one of les trois grandes dames of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot and… Continue reading On this day… was born Mary Cassatt