Art, Artists, Dancers, On this day...

On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne was an English ballerina, choreographer, actress and theatre-television director. She is famous for her theatre choreography to the two longest-running shows of Broadway history: Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. First steps She was a precocious dance talent from an early age. Her gift for dancing was discovered by a… Continue reading On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

Art, Art History, Museum, Who was/is

Who was Peggy Guggenheim?

Marguerite Guggenheim, or Peggy Guggenheim as she's best known, was an American Art Collector born in NYC. She was also an important patron of the Abstract Expressionist school of artists in New York. Her father was Benjamin Guggenheim, a son of a wealthy mining magnate, he died in the Titanic disaster in 1912. And one… Continue reading Who was Peggy Guggenheim?

On this day..., Painters, painting

On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She’s considered a pioneer in modern Indian art and one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. She was also a pianist and an avid reader. Even though her paintings are among the most expensive by Indian women painters today, during her life she was… Continue reading On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

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?