Here’s a trio of women artists who may not be that well known but have left posterity with three memorable self-portraits, starting with German painter Louise Hollandine, (1622-1709) who was also a princess as well as an abbess. Ludovike Simanowiz (1759-1827) was also a German painter, specializing in portraits. She had an eventful […]
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Reposted blog. Do you believe in seances? Or that an artist can be inspired by her “spiritual guides” to create a succession of abstract compositions like Untitled #1 (part of Altar Paintings series). Just over a century ago, Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) utilized her experience as a medium to express […]
Reposted blog. Zinaida Serebriakova, one of Russia’s first notable women painters, was caught in the middle of the upheaval of World War I and Russian Revolution.. Like Boris Pasternak’s character Dr. Zhivago, she lost not only family members and friends, but her way of life.* However, her self portrait At the Dressing Table was […]
German artist Marie Ellenrieder (1791-1863) was an esteemed painter, known for her religious paintings. However, in these self-portraits, she decided to provide two different but unique perspectives of her character.
Australian artist Florence Fuller (1867-1946) traveled widely during her career, from Australia to South Africa to Europe. Well known in her own day, particularly for portraits and landscapes, her work eventually fell into obscurity. However, Fuller’s reputation is being revived; her artistic talent evident in the painting above.
Today we are celebrating the works of art of Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) who spent most of her career in Amsterdam where she was born. The daughter of a painter, she was renowned as a portraitist, depicting a range of subjects from this poignant portrayal of three orphans above to members of the royal […]
Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) was an accomplished portraitist; in this case, she immortalizes her niece, an artist herself. Reposted blog.
Reposted blog. An affectation which artists, art-lovers and persons of taste have been united in condemning, and which finds no precedent among the Ancients, is that in SMILING Madame Vigee-Le Brun shows her teeth.* Memoires Secrets, 1787, court scandal sheet Although French artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun’s glamorous self portrait of 1782 shown […]
Reposed blog. REDISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS A FANTASY OF FEMINISM Others such as Kate Bunce belonged to the so-called second and third generation of Pre-Raphaelites, which drew inspiration from the fantasies of feminism created by Dante Gabriel Rossetti or the visual lyricism of Edward Burne-Jones.* Review of Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists […]
Reposting of a blog on the world of children. THROUGH THE EYES OF A COLLEAGUE OF CASSATT CHILDREN IN CHURCH ___________________ When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.* Ernest Hemingway Ohio born Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938) was a contemporary of Mary Cassatt and like her fellow American colleague, spent […]