Art History, Books

ArtReview: 18th Century Women Artists by Caroline Chapman

In 18th Century there was many women that achieved recognition as professional artists: Angelica Kauffmann, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Rosalba Carriera, Mary Moser just to name a few. So, the question is: Why was the eighteenth century such a favorable period for women to develop a career as artists? To help us understand… Continue reading ArtReview: 18th Century Women Artists by Caroline Chapman

Art, mythological art, women of mythology

Bacchantes or Maenads?

Who were them? In fact, there isn’t only one answer. According to some sources Maenads and Bacchantes aren’t the same, they said that Maenads were divine feminine beings who served the god Dionysus, as the nymphs, while the Bacchantes were mortal women who dedicated themselves to his cult. However, the most accepted theory is that… Continue reading Bacchantes or Maenads?

Art, Art History, Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun?

Louise-Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a French portraitist of 18th century born in Paris. She is famous for being the portraitist of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France. Her personal style is considered as a mix, because her subject and colour palette can be considered similar to late Rococo while other elements are aligned… Continue reading Who was Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun?