Judith Leyster was a Dutch Golden Age painter who was specialised in genre paintings and still lifes. Her work was highly regarded by her contemporaries, however, after her death she was largely forgotten. Her entire work was attributed to other male painters.A "masterpiece" A "masterpiece" It is a self-portrait in oil painted around 1633. By… Continue reading Self-portrait by Judith Leyster
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
Louise Moillon was a Baroque painter, famous for being one of the most important still life painter of her time. She was born in Paris, France (1609 or 1610). Her work was purchased by the French nobility and King Charles I of England. Almost all her works were painted in 1630’s, before her marriage to… Continue reading Market scene with a pickpocket by Louise Moillon
Clara Peeters was a still life painter of the Flemish Baroque. Everything we know about her came from her paintings, so the biographical information we have is very limited. For example, her place of birth is not documented, there is no information of a possible wedding and we don’t know who trained her. Antwerp There… Continue reading Who was Clara Peeters?
Porcia wounding her thigh by Elisabetta Sirani refers to the history of Porcia Catonis, a Roman woman famous for being the wife of one of Julius Caesar's assassins. Elisabetta Sirani was an Italian painter of Baroque period and she was the most famous woman artist in early modern Bologna and established an academy for other women… Continue reading Porcia by Elisabetta Sirani