Art, Books

ArtReview: Discover Her Art

Discover her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces is the book by Jean Leibowitz and Lisa LaBanca Rogers. Leibowitz is a portrait and landscape painter, she uses the traditional painting and drawing approaches in her art. LaBanca Rogers is an elementary school librarian and an author who regularly writes about art and artists for various… Continue reading ArtReview: Discover Her Art

religious art

David and Goliath by Artemisia Gentileschi

Who never has listened about the history of David, a little shepherd who slayed the giant Goliath? I am pretty sure that most of you when think about it, have in your minds the image of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. It has been a common subject in the world of arts, it is present in the literature,… Continue reading David and Goliath by Artemisia Gentileschi

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