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?
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-Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a French portraitist of 18th century born in Paris. She is famous for being the portraitist of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France. Her personal style is considered as a mix, because her subject and colour palette can be considered similar to late Rococo while other elements are aligned… Continue reading Who was Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun?
Adélaïde Labille Guiard was a French miniaturist and portraitist of the 18th century. She was born in Paris in 1749. At the of twenty she married to Louis Nicolas Guiard, a clerk from whom she later separated. She began her studies at the Académie Saint-Luc and received instruction from the pastelist Maurice Quentin de La… Continue reading On this day… was born Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
Today I want to share with you a moment that was really important in my life. The story of how this blog started. Years ago, in my first visit to Thyssen Museum I saw a painting that changed the way I see art. I have always loved art, all types and styles (opera, music, dance,… Continue reading Discovering Mme Morisot