Judith Leyster was a Dutch Golden Age painter who was specialised in genre paintings and still lifes. Her work was highly regarded by her contemporaries, however, after her death she was largely forgotten. Her entire work was attributed to other male painters.A "masterpiece" A "masterpiece" It is a self-portrait in oil painted around 1633. By… Continue reading Self-portrait by Judith Leyster
Few weeks ago, the contemporary artist Jill Poyerd contacted me. She wanted to show me her video on women artists. Jill has a successful YouTube channel where you can find videos produced by her on art appreciation which are very inspiring. And the content quality of the video is another reason to watch it. The… Continue reading The Forgotten Masters
Hello everyone, I am here to give to you very excited news! I’ve been preparing something very special to all of you: the Women’n Art Bookmark Collection!! It is a collection of bookmarks of your favourite women artists. Amazing, isn’t it? It will be 10 bookmarks of 10 self-portraits made by 10 relevant women to… Continue reading The Women’n Art Bookmark Collection
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