religious art

David and Goliath by Artemisia Gentileschi

Who never has listened about the history of David, a little shepherd who slayed the giant Goliath? I am pretty sure that most of you when think about it, have in your minds the image of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. It has been a common subject in the world of arts, it is present in the literature,… Continue reading David and Goliath by Artemisia Gentileschi

Painters, Who was/is

Who was Marie Bashkirtseff?

Marie Bashkirtseff was a Ukrainian artist, born to a wealthy and noble family, whose parents separated when she was quite young. As a consequence of it she grew up mostly out of Ukraine, travelling with her mother throughout Europe, until they settled in Paris, where she lived and worked. Marie Bashkirtseff She received a private… Continue reading Who was Marie Bashkirtseff?

Artists, Painters, Pre-Raphaelite, Who was/is

Who was Sophie Gengembre Anderson?

Sophie Gengembre Anderson was a British artist, she was specialised in genre scenes and portraits of children and women. She began her artistic career as a lithographer and a portraitist, she collaborated with Walter Anderson on the portraits of American Episcopal bishops. Her style has been often compared to the Pre-Raphaelite painters and even to… Continue reading Who was Sophie Gengembre Anderson?

Artists, contemporary artist, Painters

Interview with Contemporary Artist Manuela Sambo

Hi everyone, I am very happy with the positive feedback this series of interview with contemporary artists is receiving. I hope you're excited about this month interview, because it is with the Angolan painter Manuela Sambo. A quiet place Do you remember when was your first contact with art? I grew up surrounded by traditional… Continue reading Interview with Contemporary Artist Manuela Sambo

Art History, Painters

First self-portraits painted by women

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