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?

Art, Art History, Artists, Painters, Renaissance

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

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

On this day… was born Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron

Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron was a truly woman of Renaissance: gifted poet, musician, academicienne and artist, also she was fluent in French, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. She was very acclaimed in her time, but today she is remembered for her work as a painter. Her father was an artist, and was him who trained her in the… Continue reading On this day… was born Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron

Artists, Painters, Renaissance

Who was Sofonisba Anguissola?

Sofonisba Anguissola was an Italian painter of the Renaissance born in Cremona. She received a well-rounded education among her five sisters, including fine arts, that was not very common, but she was born in a relatively noble family. She was an apprentice of local painters what set a precedent for women to be accepted as… Continue reading Who was Sofonisba Anguissola?

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters, Renaissance

Judith beheading Holofernes

The beheading of Holofernes by Judith is a biblical episode recounted in the Book of Judith, a 2nd century text deemed apocryphal by the Jewish and Protestant traditions, but included in the Catholic editions of the Bible. Also, the story of Judith and Holofernes was the subject of many paintings and sculptures in the Christian… Continue reading Judith beheading Holofernes