Julia Margaret Cameron, considered one of the most important portraitists of the 19th century, was a British photographer. She is famous for her illustrative images depicting characters form mythology, Christianity, and literature, as well as for her soft-focus close-ups of famous Victorian men and sensitive portraits of women and children. Alice Liddell as Pomona by… Continue reading Who was Julia Margaret Cameron?
Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot, in English Room 202, Hôtel du Pavot by the surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning, is an artificial room illuminated by a pale light and decorated with carpet/tweed, floral wallpaper, false panelling and wood. I had the pleasure to see this installation at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, two years ago at… Continue reading Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot by Dorothea Tanning
Lady Macbeth is one of the leading characters in the tragedy Macbeth written by William Shakespeare. She is the wife of Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman who is the hero of the play. She urges her husband into committing regicide, after which she becomes the queen of Scotland. The role of Lady Macbeth has attracted several… Continue reading Lady Macbeth
Rachel Ruysch was a Dutch still-life painter, specialised in flowers. She had a very successful career that spanned over six decades and is due to this that she became the best documented woman painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Portrait of Rachel Ruysch by Godfried Schalcken Ruysch was born in The Hague. Her father was… Continue reading Who was Rachel Ruysch?
Florine Stettheimer was an American painter of the Modernism, she was also a theatrical designer, poet, salonnière and feminist. Stettheimer developed a theatrical painting style while depicting her friends and experiences of New York, but she is best known for her four monumental works illustrating what she considered to be New York City’s “Cathedrals”: Broadway,… Continue reading Who was Florine Stettheimer?