Art, mythological art, women of mythology

Bacchantes or Maenads?

Who were them? In fact, there isn’t only one answer. According to some sources Maenads and Bacchantes aren’t the same, they said that Maenads were divine feminine beings who served the god Dionysus, as the nymphs, while the Bacchantes were mortal women who dedicated themselves to his cult. However, the most accepted theory is that… Continue reading Bacchantes or Maenads?

Art History, Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Rosa Bonheur?

Rosa Bonheur was a French painter and sculptor. She is famous for the realism of her works. She was an “animalière”, which means a painter of animals. Bonheur is widely considered as the most famous female painter during the 19th century. Rosa Bonheur was born in Bordeaux (1822) in a family of artists. Her mother… Continue reading Who was Rosa Bonheur?

Artists, On this day..., Photographers, Photography

On this day… was born Francesca Woodman

On this day in 1958 was born Francesca Stern Woodman. She was an American photographer especially famous for her black and white pictures and her work continues to be the subject of critical acclaim until today. Self-portrait by Francesca Woodman (c.1977) Photo credit: Wikiart She was born in Denver to a family of artists. She… Continue reading On this day… was born Francesca Woodman

Art, Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Uemura Shoen?

Uemura Shoen was the pseudonym of Uemura Tsune, an important artist in Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period Japanese painting. To those who are not familiar with the history of Japan, the Meiji period starts at late 19th century and the Taisho and Showa cover almost all 20th century. Daughter Miyuki by Uemura Shoen -… Continue reading Who was Uemura Shoen?

Art, Artists, On this day..., Painters

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