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

Art, Surrealism

Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot by Dorothea Tanning

Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot, in English Room 202, Hôtel du Pavot by the surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning, is an artificial room illuminated by a pale light and decorated with carpet/tweed, floral wallpaper, false panelling and wood. I had the pleasure to see this installation at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, two years ago at… Continue reading Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot by Dorothea Tanning

Impressionism, Painters, TV Series - Films

ArtReview: Berthe Morisot (The Film)

If you are a lover of Impressionist art or curious about the life of the artists, this post is for you. Recently, I watched a film based on the life of Berthe Morisot, she was one of the most important painters of the movement and she is one of my favourite artists. It is a… Continue reading ArtReview: Berthe Morisot (The Film)