The Society of Women Artists, or SWA is a British art society and registered charity, that has a unique history dedicated to celebrating and promoting art created by women. It was founded in about 1855 with the name of Society of Female Artists (SFA), offering women artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works.… Continue reading Society of Women Artists
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The Sleep of Venus and Cupid by Constance Mayer
Constance Mayer was a French artist who painted portraits, miniatures, genre works and allegorical themes. Mayer was one of the successful women artists following the French Revolution. She had the opportunity to study with Joseph-Benoît Suvée and Jean-Baptiste Greuze, it explains that she adopted soft brush strokes and that she painted some sentimental scenes like… Continue reading The Sleep of Venus and Cupid by Constance Mayer
On this day… was born María Blanchard
María Blanchard was a Spanish painter known for developing a unique style of Cubism. She was born on this day in Santander, a city in the north of Spain. She was born with several physical deformities, including the spine, what was attributed to a fall that her mother suffered during her pregnancy. She was born… Continue reading On this day… was born María Blanchard
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