Painters, Who was/is

Who was Marie Bashkirtseff?

Marie Bashkirtseff was a Ukrainian artist, born to a wealthy and noble family, whose parents separated when she was quite young. As a consequence of it she grew up mostly out of Ukraine, travelling with her mother throughout Europe, until they settled in Paris, where she lived and worked. Marie Bashkirtseff She received a private… Continue reading Who was Marie Bashkirtseff?

contemporary artist, interview

Interview with Contemporary Artist: Sabine Pigalle

Continuing with the series of interviews with contemporary artists, this month I had the pleasure to talk with the visual artist Sabine Pigalle. I hope you enjoy the reading! Do you remember when was your first contact with art? I saw a Monet painting « les coquelicots » when I was about 9 years old,… Continue reading Interview with Contemporary Artist: Sabine Pigalle

Art History, Cinema, Who was/is

Who was Jehanne d’Alcy?

Charlotte Lucie Marie Adèle Stephanie Adrienne Faës was a Frech actress of theatre and cinema best known by her stage name Jehanne d’Alcy. She was born in Vaujours (Seine-et-Oise) and in 1888 she moved to Paris where met the illusionist and film director Georges Méliès who would later become her husband. He was, by that… Continue reading Who was Jehanne d’Alcy?

Painters, Who was/is

Who was Marguerite Gérard?

Marguerite Gérard was a successful painter and printmaker who worked in the Rococo style. She was born in Grasse, France in 1761, her father was the perfumer Claude Gérard. When she was only eight years old, she became the sister-in-law of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a prolific painter of French Rococo, and when she was a teenager,… Continue reading Who was Marguerite Gérard?

Art History, Painters

First self-portraits painted by women

Self-portrait is a very common subject among painters since the early Renaissance. And of course, it is a frequent subject among women artists too, as the most evident example we have Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits. But today, I want to share with you the first self-portraits created by women. Self-portrait by Caterina van Hemessen, 1548 The… Continue reading First self-portraits painted by women