The Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola is well-known for her paintings, especially for the portraits of her family and of members of the Spanish court. However, not many people know that she was fantastic at drawing too. Old woman studying the alphabet with a laughing girl and Asdrubale bitten by a crawfish are the only drawings… Continue reading Drawings by Sofonisba Anguissola
Ana Mendieta was a Cuban artist, born in Havana in 1948 to a family of prominent politicians. She worked with painting, sculpture, video and performances; however, she is better known for her earth-body works in which she could explore the relationship between the female body and the landscape. Mendieta was sent to USA with her… Continue reading Who was Ana Mendieta?
As I commented last week, the last posts of January would be dedicated to the artists of the exhibition ‘Tale of Two Women Painters’. This week is on one of the most interesting paintings in the show: Bernardino Campi painting Sofonisba Anguissola. And despite the absence of consensus on the authorship, it is undeniable that… Continue reading Bernardino Campi painting Sofonisba Anguissola
Hi everyone, let’s start this 2020 remembering the African American slave and folk artist Harriet Powers. She is famous for being a quilt maker who used traditional appliqué (ornamental needlework) techniques to record local legends, biblical stories or astronomical events on her quilts. Harriet Powers in 1901 (Photo credit: Wikimedia commons) Unfortunately, only two of… Continue reading On this day… died Harriet Powers
I don’t know about you guys, but I love autumn. The colours, the weather, the food, I love everything about this season. And as this is the first week of autumn where I live, I want to share with you some of my favourite paintings created by women artists who were inspired by this magical… Continue reading Autumn is here!