Art, women of the bible

Bathsheba

Who was this woman who was the wife of a warrior in the service of King David and became a royal adviser and received the title of Queen Mother? In the Bible According to the Bible, Bathsheba was a beautiful, clever and unscrupulous woman. She was the wife of Uriah the Hittite, a soldier of… Continue reading Bathsheba

Art, art news, Artists, Baroque, Museum, Painters

ArtNews: Gentileschi’s work finally on display in the Prado

December starts with amazing news: The Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain will exhibit permanently its only painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, The Birth of Saint John the Baptist. This painting had been hidden from the public for many years, leaving the warehouse of the museum only to be part of some exhibition abroad. Although it… Continue reading ArtNews: Gentileschi’s work finally on display in the Prado

Art, Who was/is

Cleopatra

Cleopatra is one of the best-known women who had an important role in history. She is famous for being the queen of Egypt, for her relationship with two military generals of Roman Empire and for dying from an asp bite. Her story was told in books, films, ballets and in many paintings. Cleopatra VII Philopator… Continue reading Cleopatra

Art, Art History, art news, Artists, Baroque, Painters

ArtNews: The National Gallery acquires a new Gentileschi

Few days ago, the National Gallery of London informed its new acquisition, a self-portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi. It’s a self-portrait of the artist as Saint Catherine of Alexandria from about 1615-17. An oil painting that will undergo conservation treatment before going on display in the first months of 2019. This £3.6 million acquisition has been… Continue reading ArtNews: The National Gallery acquires a new Gentileschi

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters, Renaissance

Judith beheading Holofernes

The beheading of Holofernes by Judith is a biblical episode recounted in the Book of Judith, a 2nd century text deemed apocryphal by the Jewish and Protestant traditions, but included in the Catholic editions of the Bible. Also, the story of Judith and Holofernes was the subject of many paintings and sculptures in the Christian… Continue reading Judith beheading Holofernes