Art, Artists, Dancers, On this day...

On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne was an English ballerina, choreographer, actress and theatre-television director. She is famous for her theatre choreography to the two longest-running shows of Broadway history: Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. First steps She was a precocious dance talent from an early age. Her gift for dancing was discovered by a… Continue reading On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

Art, women of mythology

The love of Psyche and Eros

The story of Psyche and Eros is probably one of the most beautiful of Greek mythology. It has been told several times, serving as inspiration to many artists of the past. And even in our days it keeps its magic, as a common archetype in several movies. Psyche entering Cupid's garden by J.W.Waterhouse - 1903… Continue reading The love of Psyche and Eros

Art, Art History, Museum, Who was/is

Who was Peggy Guggenheim?

Marguerite Guggenheim, or Peggy Guggenheim as she's best known, was an American Art Collector born in NYC. She was also an important patron of the Abstract Expressionist school of artists in New York. Her father was Benjamin Guggenheim, a son of a wealthy mining magnate, he died in the Titanic disaster in 1912. And one… Continue reading Who was Peggy Guggenheim?

On this day..., Painters, painting

On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She’s considered a pioneer in modern Indian art and one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. She was also a pianist and an avid reader. Even though her paintings are among the most expensive by Indian women painters today, during her life she was… Continue reading On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil