Art, Feminist, painting

God giving birth by Monica Sjöö

Monica Sjöö was a self-taught artist and writer born in Sweden in 1938. She was also an activist in the British Women’s Liberation Movement. Sjöö was also the main author of Towards a Revolutionary Feminist Art in 1971, one of the most militant, feminist art manifestos that it was widely discussed in the feminist press… Continue reading God giving birth by Monica Sjöö

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

Who was Angelica Kauffman?

Angelica Kauffman (as she is usually known in English) or Maria Anna Angelika Kauffmann was a Swiss Neoclassical painter who developed a successful career in England and in Italy. She was a very skilled portraitist, landscape and decoration painter, but her most important works are undoubtedly the historical paintings. Kauffman was one of the two… Continue reading Who was Angelica Kauffman?

Art, Artists, Opera

Adiós a la Gran Diva

Last Saturday, 6th October, we lost one of the most beautiful voices. Spanish operatic soprano, Montserrat Caballé died at the of 85. She was very popular to non-classical musical audiences too since in 1987 she recorded the request of the IOC Barcelona, a duet with Freddie Mercury, which became the official theme song for the… Continue reading Adiós a la Gran Diva

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

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

On this day… died Zinaida Serebriakova

Zinaida Serebriakova was born on the estate of Neskuchnoye near Kharkov, actual Ukraine. She belonged to the Benois family, one of the most refined and artistic families of the ancient Russian Empire. She graduated from the gymnasium (the equivalent to high school) in 1900, the same year she entered in the art school founded by… Continue reading On this day… died Zinaida Serebriakova