Artists, Painters, Renaissance

Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez by Lavinia Fontana

As the exhibition ‘A Tale of Two Women Painters’ at Museo del Prado is coming to its end, I will dedicate the last posts of January to both artists. Today is to one painting that was commented as the great absence of the exhibition and probably one of the most famous portraits signed by Lavinia… Continue reading Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez by Lavinia Fontana

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters

Susanna and the elders

The story of Susanna and the elders is a brief text included in the book of Daniel (chapter 13) of the Old Testament by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. This biblical episode has been present throughout the History of Art since the very early years of Christianity. This post compare the different treatments… Continue reading Susanna and the elders

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters

Who was Artemisia Gentileschi?

Artemisia Gentileschi was a Baroque painter that contributed with a feminine perspective for the recurrent themes of her period. She was considered as one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio. By that time, women were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons. She is famous for painting many examples of… Continue reading Who was Artemisia Gentileschi?

Art History, Artists, Issues of women artists, Movement/Style, Renaissance, Sculptors

First female sculptor of Europe

Italian Renaissance is remembered as the birth of our modern concept of western art.  Actually, the word “renaissance” means “reborn” and this is what it was. A time when the sciences and the art were born again, the way we know them today. When you walk through the squares and streets of Italian cities, as… Continue reading First female sculptor of Europe