Art, Art History, Artists, Painters, Renaissance

The Chess Game by Sofonisba Anguissola

Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the greatest female artists of the late Renaissance who is famous for her portraits of the Spanish court of Phillip II and self-portraits. She also painted minitures and group portraits, several of them were finished after her departure to Spain. Anguissola was born in Cremona in 1532, she’s the oldest… Continue reading The Chess Game by Sofonisba Anguissola

Artists, Painters, Renaissance

Who was Sofonisba Anguissola?

Sofonisba Anguissola was an Italian painter of the Renaissance born in Cremona. She received a well-rounded education among her five sisters, including fine arts, that was not very common, but she was born in a relatively noble family. She was an apprentice of local painters what set a precedent for women to be accepted as… Continue reading Who was Sofonisba Anguissola?

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters, Renaissance

Judith beheading Holofernes

The beheading of Holofernes by Judith is a biblical episode recounted in the Book of Judith, a 2nd century text deemed apocryphal by the Jewish and Protestant traditions, but included in the Catholic editions of the Bible. Also, the story of Judith and Holofernes was the subject of many paintings and sculptures in the Christian… Continue reading Judith beheading Holofernes

Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Issues of women artists, Renaissance, TV Series - Films

The Story of Women and Art – BBC

The Story of women and Art is a television documentary series in three episodes, produced by BBC, first broadcast in the UK on BBC two in May 2014. The series is presented by the Professor Amanda Vickery. It starts in Florence, Italy, place where Renaissance emerged. It presented us to the Vasari Corridor, named after… Continue reading The Story of Women and Art – BBC

Art History, Artists, Issues of women artists, Movement/Style, Renaissance, Sculptors

First female sculptor of Europe

Italian Renaissance is remembered as the birth of our modern concept of western art.  Actually, the word “renaissance” means “reborn” and this is what it was. A time when the sciences and the art were born again, the way we know them today. When you walk through the squares and streets of Italian cities, as… Continue reading First female sculptor of Europe