The death of Miss Gardiner (1789) is painting by Italian-English artist Maria Cosway. The painting is one of her few works signed and dated known to survive, and it is among her finest paintings. Nowadays, the painting is part of the collection of the Musée de la Révolution Française, a departmental museum within the Château… Continue reading The death of Miss Gardiner by Maria Cosway
David and Goliath by Artemisia Gentileschi
Who never has listened about the history of David, a little shepherd who slayed the giant Goliath? I am pretty sure that most of you when think about it, have in your minds the image of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. It has been a common subject in the world of arts, it is present in the literature,… Continue reading David and Goliath by Artemisia Gentileschi
Who was Sophie Gengembre Anderson?
Sophie Gengembre Anderson was a British artist, she was specialised in genre scenes and portraits of children and women. She began her artistic career as a lithographer and a portraitist, she collaborated with Walter Anderson on the portraits of American Episcopal bishops. Her style has been often compared to the Pre-Raphaelite painters and even to… Continue reading Who was Sophie Gengembre Anderson?
Erminia of Jerusalem Delivered
Erminia is one of the most famous and depicted characters of the epic poem Jerusalem Delivered, or The Liberation of Jerusalem by Italian poet Torquato Tasso. It is a largely mystify version of the First Crusade in which the Christian knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle the Muslims in order to take Jerusalem. The… Continue reading Erminia of Jerusalem Delivered
On this day… was born Raquel Forner
Raquel Forner was an Argentinian painter, sculptor, engraver and drawing teacher who created a non-figurative painting characterised by the pain, later her work acquired symbolist aspects influenced by the Expressionism. She exhibited in the some of the main galleries and museums of Europe and America. Raquel Forner When she was 12, she travelled to Spain… Continue reading On this day… was born Raquel Forner
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