Painters, Who was/is

Who was Marguerite Gérard?

Marguerite Gérard was a successful painter and printmaker who worked in the Rococo style. She was born in Grasse, France in 1761, her father was the perfumer Claude Gérard. When she was only eight years old, she became the sister-in-law of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a prolific painter of French Rococo, and when she was a teenager,… Continue reading Who was Marguerite Gérard?

Art History, Artists, medieval art

Women Artists in the Middle Ages

There were brilliant women artists during the Middle Ages, that unfortunately are completely unknown nowadays, such as Claricia, Diemudus, Ende, Guda, Herrade of Landsberg or Hildegard of Bingen (there is an old post about this last one, click here to read it). During the Early Medieval period, women often worked alongside men. They worked especially… Continue reading Women Artists in the Middle Ages

Exhibitions, Painters

Virtual Exhibition: Jean Jones

The Jean Jones Estate announced the launch of their forthcoming virtual exhibition “Jean Jones: The Myth of the Tortured Genius”, it follows the success of the retrospective of last October at The Brownston Gallery in Devon. The exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Perspective Project, will explore the oft-romanticised relationship between creativity and mental illness,… Continue reading Virtual Exhibition: Jean Jones

Art History, Who was/is

Who was Linda Nochlin?

Linda Nochlin was an American writer, Art Historian and Professor of Modern Art at New York University Institute of Fine Arts. She was a prominent feminist art historian who became well known for her pioneering article Why have there been no great women artists? published in 1971. Besides her contribution on feminist art history, she… Continue reading Who was Linda Nochlin?

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