Art, Art History, Artists, Painters, painting, Surrealism

The Guardian of the Black Egg by Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini was one of the many women artists attracted by the Surrealist movement during the 1930’s. What attracted them was the anti-academic stance of the movement and by an art that put emphasis in personal reality. But once they realized that Surrealism defined their role as one of confirming and completing the creative cycle… Continue reading The Guardian of the Black Egg by Leonor Fini

Art History, Artists, Cinema, Film Director

La Fée aux Choux by Alice Guy

La Fée aux Choux or The Fairy of the Cabbages in English, is the first film of film director Alice Guy. And one of the earliest narrative films of fiction. Historical facts According to may film historians La Fée aux Choux was made in April of 1896, probably it was made before the first fiction film… Continue reading La Fée aux Choux by Alice Guy

Art History, Artists, Impressionism, Museum, Painters

Discovering Mme Morisot

Today I want to share with you a moment that was really important in my life. The story of how this blog started. Years ago, in my first visit to Thyssen Museum I saw a painting that changed the way I see art. I have always loved art, all types and styles (opera, music, dance,… Continue reading Discovering Mme Morisot

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters, Renaissance

Judith beheading Holofernes

The beheading of Holofernes by Judith is a biblical episode recounted in the Book of Judith, a 2nd century text deemed apocryphal by the Jewish and Protestant traditions, but included in the Catholic editions of the Bible. Also, the story of Judith and Holofernes was the subject of many paintings and sculptures in the Christian… Continue reading Judith beheading Holofernes