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

women of history

Female slaves in Art

Since ancient times that we can find representations of slavery in European art. Even though most of people think that only existed black slaves or from Africa, and it is true that they’re the great majority, in art we can find depictions of slaves of very different ethnicity and origins. A Turkish slave by Parmigianino,… Continue reading Female slaves in Art