Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Marie-Guillemine Benoist

Marie-Guillemine Benoist was a French neoclassical painter of the 18th century who started her artistic training under Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. She was also a pupil of the renowned painter Jacques-Louis David’s atelier five years later with her sister Marie-Élisabeth Laville-Leroux. L'artiste, copiant le Bélisaire et l'enfant à mi-corps de David by Marie-Guillemine Benoist, 1790… Continue reading On this day… was born Marie-Guillemine Benoist

Art, Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Marie-Geneviève Bouliard was a French artist famous for her portraits. She was a pupil of artists such as Joseph-Benoît Suvée and Jean-Baptiste Greuze.  Her production was intense during the revolutionary period, this is evident in the catalogues of the Salons from the year 1791 to 1817. Self-portrait, 1792 (Norton Simon Museum) According to the art… Continue reading On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Art, Exhibitions, Impressionism, Museum, Painters

ArtExhibition: Berthe Morisot at Musée d’Orsay

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that last week I went to Paris to attend the inaugural conference and to visit the exhibition of Berthe Morisot at the Musée d’Orsay. So, in today’s post I will tell you everything about the conference and the exhibition. Morisot is one of the leading figures… Continue reading ArtExhibition: Berthe Morisot at Musée d’Orsay

Art History, Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Rosa Bonheur?

Rosa Bonheur was a French painter and sculptor. She is famous for the realism of her works. She was an “animalière”, which means a painter of animals. Bonheur is widely considered as the most famous female painter during the 19th century. Rosa Bonheur was born in Bordeaux (1822) in a family of artists. Her mother… Continue reading Who was Rosa Bonheur?

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

Who was Séraphine de Senlis?

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?