Art, Composers, Who was/is

The Lady of Carnival

Carnival is coming, it's a very popular party all over the world, celebrated in different ways. Today I want to talk about the story of a woman who has forever changed the carnival of her country, Brazil. Francisca Edwiges Neves Gonzaga, or as she’s better known Chiquinha Gonzaga, was a Brazilian composer, pianist and the… Continue reading The Lady of Carnival

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

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

On this day… was born Anna Lea Merritt

Anna Lea Merritt was an American artist born in Philadelphia, but she lived most of her life in England. She painted portraits, landscapes and religious scenes and etchings, she was recognized as a professional artist, it means that she “could live of her brush” before her marriage and after her husband’s death. Actually, she intended… Continue reading On this day… was born Anna Lea Merritt

Artists, Exhibitions, Photographers, Photography

Zanele Muholi in The Stedelijk Museum

Zanele Muholi is a South African photographer and visual activist (1972, Umlazi, Durban). The Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam presents from 8th July  to 15th October, her debut museum solo exhibition in Netherlands. Even though,  the work of Zanele Muholi was previously seen in group shows, and is represented in various Dutch collections, including that of… Continue reading Zanele Muholi in The Stedelijk Museum