Art, Art History, Artists, TV Series - Films

The Forgotten Masters

Few weeks ago, the contemporary artist Jill Poyerd contacted me. She wanted to show me her video on women artists. Jill has a successful YouTube channel where you can find videos produced by her on art appreciation which are very inspiring. And the content quality of the video is another reason to watch it. The… Continue reading The Forgotten Masters

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 History, Baroque, Painters

Porcia by Elisabetta Sirani

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

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