Timarete, also known as Thamyris, Thamar and Tamaris was an ancient Greek painter who lived in 5th century BC. She is considered the first documented female painter in history. Today, we know very little about her. It is believed that she was born in Athens, since she was the daughter of the painter Micon the… Continue reading Who was Timarete?
Ulrika Fredrica Pasch was a Swedish Rococo painter and miniaturist. Self-portrait, c.1770 - Royal Swedish Academy of Arts (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) She was born in a family of artists; her grandfather was the painter Danckwart Pasch (who emigrated to Sweden from Lübeck in Germany); after the death of her grandfather, the familiar studio was… Continue reading On this day… was born Ulrika Pasch
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
Marie-Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin was a French salon holder, or salonnière, who hosted many influential philosophes and encyclopédistes of her time. She earned international recognition for her association with several prominent dignitaries and public figures from different countries of Europe. She is also famous for her patronage and dedication to talented artists and philosophical men of… Continue reading On this day… was born Marie-Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin
Since ancient times that we can find representations of slavery in European art. Even though most of people think that only existed black slaves or from Africa, and it is true that they’re the great majority, in art we can find depictions of slaves of very different ethnicity and origins. A Turkish slave by Parmigianino,… Continue reading Female slaves in Art