Marie-Clémentine Valadon, or as she was best known, Suzanne Valadon was a French painter whose style was never confined within a tradition. She was also a model who posed to important painters, appearing in paintings such as Dance at Bougival and Dance in the city both by Renoir; or in 1885’s portrait by Lautrec. Dance… Continue reading Who was Suzanne Valadon?
Recently I had the opportunity to visit the exhibition ‘Masterpieces of the Kunsthalle Bremen: From Delacroix to Beckmann’ at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and I had a great surprise there. The show has almost 10 artworks by women artists. The exhibition tells the history of this German collection founded almost 200 years ago (1823) by… Continue reading Masterpieces of the Kunsthalle Bremen at the Guggenheim Bilbao
Séraphinede Senlis was a self-taught French artist known for her naïve paintings of flora, especially in large-format. She was born as Séraphine Louis and decided to adopt the name of the town “Senlis” as her surname. L'arbre de vie by Séraphine de Senlis, 1928 (The tree of life) at Musée d'art et d'archéologie de Senlis… Continue reading Who was Séraphine de Senlis?
Louise Moillon was a Baroque painter, famous for being one of the most important still life painter of her time. She was born in Paris, France (1609 or 1610). Her work was purchased by the French nobility and King Charles I of England. Almost all her works were painted in 1630’s, before her marriage to… Continue reading Market scene with a pickpocket by Louise Moillon
Sarah Bernhardt is best known for her work as actress, she starred some of the most popular French plays of late 19th century and early 20th century, as La dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo or La Tosca by Victorien Sardou. She is probably one of the most famous… Continue reading Sarah Bernhardt – The Sculptor