The Countess of Castiglione, Virginia Oldoïni, or as she is better known, La Castiglione was an aristocrat born in Florence (Italy). She was an important figure to the history of photography during the 19th century. Also, she achieved notoriety for her political influence due to her relationship with French emperor Napoleon III. Countess of Castiglione,… Continue reading Who was the Countess of Castiglione
I know that many of my followers and readers are from countries with a strong Christian culture and that this post will probably present no new information. However, I believe that it will be interesting for those from different culture and religion, that only knows a little (or nothing) about it. Icon of the Resurrection… Continue reading Easter
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), located in Washington, D.C. is the only major museum in the whole world solely dedicated to women’s achievements in arts (visual, performing, literary). The idea for this museum came from the will to answer a very simple and obvious question (but not common): Where are all… Continue reading The National Museum of Women in the Arts
Self-affirmation is common theme among several women artists, most of them have chosen to claim their status by a self-portrait with the tools of the craft; some have preferred to paint a kind of vicarious self-portrait. This painting by Marie Bashkirtseff presents both. Marie Bashkirtseff, 1878(Photo credit: Wikipedia) The painting This painting is in my… Continue reading In the Studio by Marie Bashkirtseff
Jingna Zhang is one of my favourite contemporary photographers. She has a unique style in which she combines fantasy and painting, since her work is very influenced by Asian aesthetics as well as by western art. She is a fashion and a fine art photographer based in New York, however she was born in Beijing… Continue reading Who is Jingna Zhang?