The representation of children and babies throughout the history of art varied over the centuries; there are imagined scenes of play, images of loss and hardship and, of course, the traditional portraits. Looking at them helps us to understand the own concept of childhood at different periods of time. Some of the earliest depictions of… Continue reading New-born baby in a crib by Lavinia Fontana
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?
Marie-Geneviève Bouliard was a French artist famous for her portraits. She was a pupil of artists such as Joseph-Benoît Suvée and Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Her production was intense during the revolutionary period, this is evident in the catalogues of the Salons from the year 1791 to 1817. Self-portrait, 1792 (Norton Simon Museum) According to the art… Continue reading On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard
Ulrika Fredrica Pasch was a Swedish Rococo painter and miniaturist. Self-portrait, c.1770 - Royal Swedish Academy of Arts (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) She was born in a family of artists; her grandfather was the painter Danckwart Pasch (who emigrated to Sweden from Lübeck in Germany); after the death of her grandfather, the familiar studio was… Continue reading On this day… was born Ulrika Pasch
Louise-Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a French portraitist of 18th century born in Paris. She is famous for being the portraitist of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France. Her personal style is considered as a mix, because her subject and colour palette can be considered similar to late Rococo while other elements are aligned… Continue reading Who was Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun?