Art, painting, women of literature

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..., Painters

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

Art History, Artists, Painters, Renaissance, Who was/is

Who was Marietta Robusti?

Marietta Robusti was a painter of the Italian Renaissance born in Venice (probably in the year 1560). She was the eldest daughter of the famous painter Jacopo Robusti, better known as Tintoretto, for this reason she is sometimes referred to as Tintoretta. Robustti lived in Venice all her life, her artistic training consisted in serving… Continue reading Who was Marietta Robusti?

mythological art, women of mythology

Medea

In Greek Mythology, Medea is the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, a niece of Circe and the granddaughter of Helios, the sun’s god. In most stories she is known as a powerful sorceress. Medea is also an important figure in the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, appearing in Euripides’s tragedy Medea, in the… Continue reading Medea