Artists, Painters

Who was Vanessa Bell?

Vanessa Bell was an English painter and interior designer. She was also a member of the Bloomsbury Group (a group of associated intellectuals, writers and artists of early 20th century in England). But she is best known by being the older sister of famous writer Virginia Woolf. But they couldn’t be more different: Virginia was… Continue reading Who was Vanessa Bell?

Art History, Artists, Exhibitions

Palimpsest by Doris Salcedo

Last week I saw a very beautiful art installation at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid. This intervention, called Palimpsest is by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. Who is Doris Salcedo? Doris Salcedo is a Colombian contemporary artist. She’s the eighth artist to be commissioned to produce a work for the turbine hall of the Tate… Continue reading Palimpsest by Doris Salcedo

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

On this day… was born Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist. She is considered the mother of American Modernism and one of the most significant artists of 20th century. She is best known for her paintings of flowers, skulls and New Mexico landscapes. She was a legend at the beginning of the 1920s, known for her independent spirit and female… Continue reading On this day… was born Georgia O’Keeffe

Art History, Artists, Sculptors

Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois was a French-American artist. Even though her work includes painting, performance, drawing and engraving she is best known for her sculpture and installation art. In her sculptures she used different materials as wood, bronze, latex or marble; they could be whether intimate or monumental. Her work is very personal and with frequent references to… Continue reading Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Painters

Self-portrait with nude by Laura Knight

Dame Laura Knight was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolours, etching, engraving and drypoint. She painted in the figurative and realist tradition, also she embraced the English Impressionism. In her career Laura Knight was among the most successful and popular painters in Britain. In 1929 she was created a Dame, and in 1936 became the… Continue reading Self-portrait with nude by Laura Knight