Art, women of history

Lucretia

Lucretia was a matron in the history and mythology of Rome. She had an important role in the shaping of the Roman Kingdom into the Roman Republic. Her husband was Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, he was one of the leaders of the revolution that came up as a result of his wife’s death. Although there are… Continue reading Lucretia

Art, religious art, women of the bible

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Who was Saint Catherine of Alexandria? According to the Christian tradition she is a saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the emperor Maxentius. Conforming to her hagiography she was both a princess and a noted scholar who became a Christian when she was 14 years. She… Continue reading Saint Catherine of Alexandria

art news, Exhibitions, Painters

The opening of Artemisia at the National Gallery

Artemisia is probably the most expected art show of the year, and it had its opening the last 3 October at the National Gallery of London. The exhibit is located at the Sainsbury Wing of the gallery. This is the first major exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi in the UK. Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting… Continue reading The opening of Artemisia at the National Gallery

Exhibitions, Museum

ArtNews: Women Artists’ exhibitions and the pandemic

This year we were expecting some great exhibitions on Women Artists, or at least I was, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic most of them were cancelled or postponed, some started few days before the museum’s closure due to the lockdown. Portrait with schorpio by Marina Abramović(Photo credit: Artnet)Self-portrait by Angelica Kauffmann(Photo credit: WikiArt) Just… Continue reading ArtNews: Women Artists’ exhibitions and the pandemic

mythological art, women of mythology

Medea

In Greek Mythology, Medea is the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, a niece of Circe and the granddaughter of Helios, the sun’s god. In most stories she is known as a powerful sorceress. Medea is also an important figure in the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, appearing in Euripides’s tragedy Medea, in the… Continue reading Medea