Artists, Painters, Renaissance

Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez by Lavinia Fontana

As the exhibition ‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’ at Museo del Prado is coming to its end, I will dedicate the last posts of January to both artists. Today is to one painting that was commented as the great absence of the exhibition and probably one of the most famous portraits signed by Lavinia… Continue reading Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez by Lavinia Fontana

Art History, Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Suzanne Valadon?

Marie-Clémentine Valadon, or as she was best known, Suzanne Valadon was a French painter whose style was never confined within a tradition. She was also a model who posed to important painters, appearing in paintings such as Dance at Bougival and Dance in the city both by Renoir; or in 1885’s portrait by Lautrec. Dance… Continue reading Who was Suzanne Valadon?

Exhibitions, Museum

Masterpieces of the Kunsthalle Bremen at the Guggenheim Bilbao

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the exhibition ‘Masterpieces of the Kunsthalle Bremen: From Delacroix to Beckmann’ at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and I had a great surprise there. The show has almost 10 artworks by women artists. The exhibition tells the history of this German collection founded almost 200 years ago (1823) by… Continue reading Masterpieces of the Kunsthalle Bremen at the Guggenheim Bilbao

Art History, Artists, On this day...

On this day… died Harriet Powers

Hi everyone, let’s start this 2020 remembering the African American slave and folk artist Harriet Powers. She is famous for being a quilt maker who used traditional appliqué (ornamental needlework) techniques to record local legends, biblical stories or astronomical events on her quilts. Harriet Powers in 1901 (Photo credit: Wikimedia commons) Unfortunately, only two of… Continue reading On this day… died Harriet Powers