Painters, Who was/is

Who was Rachel Ruysch?

Rachel Ruysch was a Dutch still-life painter, specialised in flowers. She had a very successful career that spanned over six decades and is due to this that she became the best documented woman painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Portrait of Rachel Ruysch by Godfried Schalcken Ruysch was born in The Hague. Her father was… Continue reading Who was Rachel Ruysch?

Art, Artists, Baroque, Painters

Self-portrait by Judith Leyster

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

Art, Artists, Painters

The Proposition by Judith Leyster

The Proposition or Man Offering Money to a Young Woman is a genre painting by Dutch artist Judith Leyster. This painting is in the Mauritshuis in The Hague. It is an early work of the artists, she was only 22 years old when painted it. It depicts a young woman sewing work by candlelight and a… Continue reading The Proposition by Judith Leyster

Art History, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip was a Dutch painter of the Romantic style. She is best known for her depictions of animals, especially cats. Some people call her "the painter of cats", the reason is not only the number of paintings she dedicated to this subject, but because she knew how to capture the essence, character and nature… Continue reading On this day… died Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Art History, Artists

Who was Joanna Koerten?

Joanna Koerten was Dutch artist. She worked with different medias as painting, drawing, embroidery, glass etching and wax modelling. But she is best known for her work as a silhouette cutter, the art of creating outline images from pieces of cut paper mounted on a contrasting background. Papercut is a dainty craft, but it isn’t… Continue reading Who was Joanna Koerten?