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On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She’s considered a pioneer in modern Indian art and one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. She was also a pianist and an avid reader. Even though her paintings are among the most expensive by Indian women painters today, during her life she was… Continue reading On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

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The Chess Game by Sofonisba Anguissola

Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the greatest female artists of the late Renaissance who is famous for her portraits of the Spanish court of Phillip II and self-portraits. She also painted minitures and group portraits, several of them were finished after her departure to Spain. Anguissola was born in Cremona in 1532, she’s the oldest… Continue reading The Chess Game by Sofonisba Anguissola

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Medusa

Undoubtedly, Medusa is one of the best-known mythological characters of the Greek mythology, especially because her myth has been reproduced in art since the classical antiquity. But why is it so attractive? Why the story of a female monster arises so much interest? Pompei's door decoration The Myth According to the Greek mythology, Medusa was… Continue reading Medusa

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A true pioneer

Hilma af Klint was a Swedish artist. She had developed an abstract imagery several years before Kandinsky, who was known for a long time the pioneer of abstract art. To her there was a spiritual dimension to live and she intended to represent in her art the contexts beyond what a human eye can see.… Continue reading A true pioneer

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On this day… died Zinaida Serebriakova

Zinaida Serebriakova was born on the estate of Neskuchnoye near Kharkov, actual Ukraine. She belonged to the Benois family, one of the most refined and artistic families of the ancient Russian Empire. She graduated from the gymnasium (the equivalent to high school) in 1900, the same year she entered in the art school founded by… Continue reading On this day… died Zinaida Serebriakova