Erminia is one of the most famous and depicted characters of the epic poem Jerusalem Delivered, or The Liberation of Jerusalem by Italian poet Torquato Tasso. It is a largely mystify version of the First Crusade in which the Christian knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle the Muslims in order to take Jerusalem. The… Continue reading Erminia of Jerusalem Delivered
Tomorrow is Hanukkah, the Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Second Empire. Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights and is observed for eight nights and days by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, the menorah.… Continue reading Hasidic Dance during the celebration of Hanukkah by Marevna
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
Brazilian Justice determines the sale of Tarsila do Amaral’s painting for R$42,5 million (around €7 million or $7,88 million) in cash. The painting belonged to a bankrupt businessman who is involved in a political scandal in the country. It was confiscated by Brazilian Justice, as well as other assets, to go on sale in order… Continue reading ArtNews: Painting of Tarsila do Amaral go on sale
I don’t know about you guys, but I love autumn. The colours, the weather, the food, I love everything about this season. And as this is the first week of autumn where I live, I want to share with you some of my favourite paintings created by women artists who were inspired by this magical… Continue reading Autumn is here!