Marguerite Gérard was a successful painter and printmaker who worked in the Rococo style. She was born in Grasse, France in 1761, her father was the perfumer Claude Gérard. When she was only eight years old, she became the sister-in-law of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a prolific painter of French Rococo, and when she was a teenager,… Continue reading Who was Marguerite Gérard?
There were brilliant women artists during the Middle Ages, that unfortunately are completely unknown nowadays, such as Claricia, Diemudus, Ende, Guda, Herrade of Landsberg or Hildegard of Bingen (there is an old post about this last one, click here to read it). During the Early Medieval period, women often worked alongside men. They worked especially… Continue reading Women Artists in the Middle Ages
The Jean Jones Estate announced the launch of their forthcoming virtual exhibition “Jean Jones: The Myth of the Tortured Genius”, it follows the success of the retrospective of last October at The Brownston Gallery in Devon. The exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Perspective Project, will explore the oft-romanticised relationship between creativity and mental illness,… Continue reading Virtual Exhibition: Jean Jones
Self-portrait is a very common subject among painters since the early Renaissance. And of course, it is a frequent subject among women artists too, as the most evident example we have Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits. But today, I want to share with you the first self-portraits created by women. Self-portrait by Caterina van Hemessen, 1548 The… Continue reading First self-portraits painted by women
I am so happy to announce that this month we start something new on the blog: an interview section with a contemporary artists. And in this first interview I want to introduce you to the photographer Caterina Notte, whose career has begun in the 2000’s in the Rome galleries, while she was studying Economics at… Continue reading Interview with Contemporary Artist Caterina Notte