Who was Saint Catherine of Alexandria? According to the Christian tradition she is a saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the emperor Maxentius. Conforming to her hagiography she was both a princess and a noted scholar who became a Christian when she was 14 years. She… Continue reading Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, better known as Lizzie Siddal, was an English poet and painter, however she is better known for being the model of famous paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, such as Ophelia by Millais. Self-portrait by Lizzie Siddal in 1854 Siddal was named after her mother. Her parents were Charles Crooke Siddal and Elizabeth… Continue reading Who was Elizabeth Siddal?
Big Eyes is a 2014 film directed and produced by American filmmaker Tim Burton and starring Amy Adams. The film is a biographical drama about the life of Margaret Keane, an American artist famous for her paintings of sorrowful-looking people, especially children, with big eyes. Image credit: Wikipedia The film tells how in the late… Continue reading ArtReview: Big Eyes
Elizabeth Rigby or as she is better known, Lady Eastlake, was a British author, art critic and art historian who made regular contributions for the literary and political periodical Quarterly Review. She is also famous for her significant role in the London art scene. In 1842, she moved to Edinburgh with her mother and sister,… Continue reading Photography by Lady Eastlake
Rinko Kawauchi is a Japanese photographer born in Shiga. She worked and lived in Tokyo for many years, but in 2018 she moved to the countryside and the outskirts of the city. Her work is autobiographical and linked to rites and traditions of her culture. Although she likes to photograph her domestic environment, community, and… Continue reading Who is Rinko Kawauchi?