Who was/is, women of literature

Who was Sheherazade?

Scheherazade is a major character of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as the One Thousand and One Nights. She was storyteller. The name Scheherazade derives from the Arabic form of the Middle Persian name Čehrāzād which is composed of the words words čehr (lineage) and āzād (noble, exalted). The spelling “Scheherazade” first appeared… Continue reading Who was Sheherazade?

Art History, Books

Women, Art and Society

Women, Art and Society, written by the art historian Whitney Chadwick is a celebrated study that invited us to a journey throughout the history of art, focusing on women artists and analysing the foundations of their scarce celebrity. The book, which is in its 5th edition, is a must-read for all those who want a… Continue reading Women, Art and Society

Artists, Painters

Self-Portrait by María Izquierdo, 1940

María Izquierdo was a Mexican painter, some people referred to her as “the other Frida”. She is famous for being the first Mexican woman to have her work exhibited abroad, this first exhibition was at the Art Center in New York in 1930. She committed her life and career to painting the Mexican roots and… Continue reading Self-Portrait by María Izquierdo, 1940

Who was/is, women of history, women of literature, writer

Who was Sappho?

Sappho is one of the most famous poets of ancient Greece, despite the little information we have of her life, it is believed that she lived in the 6th century BC. Her poems about love and desire have influenced the history of our poetry, some scholars believed that is impossible to express love without Sappho’s… Continue reading Who was Sappho?

Artists, Painters, painting, Renaissance

Double portrait of a married couple by Lavinia Fontana

Among the works of Lavinia Fontana there are a curious group of oil on cooper paintings of little dimensions in which the artist alternates portraits and religious scenes. This kind of painting are usually called piccola pittura, and it had a great development in the Bolognese school. The use of cooper as a support for… Continue reading Double portrait of a married couple by Lavinia Fontana