Marie-Guillemine Benoist was a French neoclassical painter of the 18th century who started her artistic training under Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. She was also a pupil of the renowned painter Jacques-Louis David’s atelier five years later with her sister Marie-Élisabeth Laville-Leroux. L'artiste, copiant le Bélisaire et l'enfant à mi-corps de David by Marie-Guillemine Benoist, 1790… Continue reading On this day… was born Marie-Guillemine Benoist
Anne Seymour-Damer was an English artist, whose personality was influenced by the Enlightenment movement, she was an author, traveller, theatrical producer and actress, but she is best known for being an acclaimed sculptress. Anne Seymour-Damer by Joshua Reynolds, 1773 - Yale Center for British Art (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Seymour-Damer was born in an aristocratic… Continue reading Who was Anne Seymour-Damer?
Fiammetta is one of the most famous literary characters, she appears in several of Boccaccio’s works, she was his muse and lover and was traditionally associated with Maria d’Aquino, a noblewoman of Naples, who was an illegitimate daughter of Robert Wise, King of Naples and Count of Provence. Fiammetta's song by Edwin Austin Abbey (Photo… Continue reading Fiammetta
This is the question I have for you today. Lately, many museums are hosting solo exhibitions of women artists and having more works by women on permanent display. Is this a sign that finally women are achieving their deserved place in the museums? Still Life with Flowers, a Silver-gilt Goblet, Dried Fruit, Sweetmeats, Bread sticks,… Continue reading Are women artists finding their place in museums?
Marietta Robusti was a painter of the Italian Renaissance born in Venice (probably in the year 1560). She was the eldest daughter of the famous painter Jacopo Robusti, better known as Tintoretto, for this reason she is sometimes referred to as Tintoretta. Robustti lived in Venice all her life, her artistic training consisted in serving… Continue reading Who was Marietta Robusti?