Art, Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Marie-Geneviève Bouliard was a French artist famous for her portraits. She was a pupil of artists such as Joseph-Benoît Suvée and Jean-Baptiste Greuze.  Her production was intense during the revolutionary period, this is evident in the catalogues of the Salons from the year 1791 to 1817. Self-portrait, 1792 (Norton Simon Museum) According to the art… Continue reading On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Art History, Books

ArtReview: 18th Century Women Artists by Caroline Chapman

In 18th Century there was many women that achieved recognition as professional artists: Angelica Kauffmann, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Rosalba Carriera, Mary Moser just to name a few. So, the question is: Why was the eighteenth century such a favorable period for women to develop a career as artists? To help us understand… Continue reading ArtReview: 18th Century Women Artists by Caroline Chapman

Photographers, Photography, Pre-Raphaelite

The Rosebud Garden of Girls by Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century. Her photographs purposely out of focus, often including scratches, smudges and other traces of the artistic’s process were considered rule-breaking by the critics of her time. She started taking up photography for her amusement at the age of 48,… Continue reading The Rosebud Garden of Girls by Julia Margaret Cameron