In 1857, American sculptor Harriet Hosmer presented this beautiful work in marble in which she represented Beatrice Cenci, a Roman noblewoman accused to murder her father, the Count Francesco Cenci. She was beheaded in 1599 after a lurid murder trial that had place in Rome, and that gave rise to an enduring legend about her.… Continue reading Beatrice Cenci by Harriet Hosmer
Who was Eva Hesse?
Eva Hesse was one of the icons of American art in the 1960s and her work is still considered as a major influence on the subsequent generations of artists. As a sculptor, she is known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fibreglass, and plastic. She is among the artists who ushered in… Continue reading Who was Eva Hesse?
Interview with Contemporary Artist: Paige Bradley
Hi everyone, here it is another interview. And this month I had the pleasure to talk with the contemporary sculptor Paige Bradley! I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity!! I hope you all enjoy the reading 🙂 Balance Do you remember when was your first contact with art? I grew up on top… Continue reading Interview with Contemporary Artist: Paige Bradley
Who was Anne Seymour-Damer?
Anne Seymour-Damer was an English artist, whose personality was influenced by the Enlightenment movement, she was an author, traveller, theatrical producer and actress, but she is best known for being an acclaimed sculptress. Anne Seymour-Damer by Joshua Reynolds, 1773 - Yale Center for British Art (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Seymour-Damer was born in an aristocratic… Continue reading Who was Anne Seymour-Damer?
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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