THROUGH A WOMAN ARTIST’S EYES SELF-PORTRAITS, EXPLORING PERSONAL IDENTITY March is Women’s History Month so I am featuring several female artists over the centuries, from the 1600s to the 20th century. Self portraits have been significant in the history of women’s art, reflecting a need to explore and establish personal identity. I […]
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French artist and model Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) learned the foundations of art from Impressionist masters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, obvious in her buoyant interpretation of blooming tulips.
French artist Marguerite Gerard (1761-1837) was renowned for her genre scenes, combining figures like the woman above concentrating on a special book with stylish surroundings.
Reposted blog. WUNDERKIND ARTISTS THE MYSTERY OF THE 12 YEAR OLD PRODIGY Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he (or she) grows up.* Pablo Picasso Was Swiss prodigy Anna Waser (c. 1678-1714) actually only 12 when she created this engaging self-portrait […]
Both Polish artist Anna Bilinska-Bohdanowicz (1857-1893) and Swedish artist Elizabeth Keyser (1851-1898) have mastered the art of self portraiture, with an emphasis on the tools of their creativity. Each woman was about 30 at the time, both living in the artistic epicenter of Paris where they could further their careers.
I have little information on Anna Stanchi except that she was Italian and worked in the 17th century. Enjoy this incredible bounty of blossoms!
British artists Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) and Catherine Madox Brown (1850-1927) were father and daughter, both sharing the gift of creativity. You might want to compare their individual interpretations of girlhood according to elements of style (such as color, light and overall composition) as well as personality and spirit of each sitter.
Reposted blog. REDISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS JUDITH LEYSTER The Dutch artist Judith Leyster, for example, was extremely successful in her day as a portrait and genre specialist. But her reputation soon faded after her death, until 1893, when the Dutch art historian C. Hofstede de Groot published an article about her […]
Swiss artist Louise Catherine Breslau (1856-1927) spent most of her artistic career in Paris, achieving a reputation for her creativity and skill, particularly in portraiture as well as genre scenes. Among her colleagues was Edgar Degas. In The Toilette, Breslau depicts her model and companion Madeleine Zillhardt.
Reposted blog. GWEN JOHN: THE CAT LOVER OF ART …..Gwen John spent her last decades living alone, in near-isolation in a dilapidated building, surrounded by her beloved cats. Nancy G. Heller, Women Artists Welsh artist Gwen John (1876-1939?) was inspired by the personalities and antics of her feline companions, utilizing […]