Art, Pre-Raphaelite, women of literature

Fiammetta

Fiammetta is one of the most famous literary characters, she appears in several of Boccaccio’s works, she was his muse and lover and was traditionally associated with Maria d’Aquino, a noblewoman of Naples, who was an illegitimate daughter of Robert Wise, King of Naples and Count of Provence. Fiammetta's song by Edwin Austin Abbey (Photo… Continue reading Fiammetta

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, Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born María Blanchard

María Blanchard was a Spanish painter known for developing a unique style of Cubism. She was born on this day in Santander, a city in the north of Spain. She was born with several physical deformities, including the spine, what was attributed to a fall that her mother suffered during her pregnancy. She was born… Continue reading On this day… was born María Blanchard

Art History, Artists, Exhibitions, Museum

ArtExhibition: Sonia Delaunay. Art, Design and Fashion

Until next Sunday it will be in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid (Spain) an exhibition dedicated to the Ukrainian artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979). She was a prominent figure in the emerging Parisian avant-garde. This is the first monographic exhibition of the artist in Spain. The focus of this exhibition is on the years, during the… Continue reading ArtExhibition: Sonia Delaunay. Art, Design and Fashion

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