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.
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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 […]
Reposted blog. THROUGH A JAPANESE WOMAN’S EYES THE BEAUTY & THE FIREFLY Don’t go, firefly! Even at night Kyoto is noisy. Issa Kobayashi Shoen Uemura, born in Kyoto in 1875, starred recently in an exhibition on Japanese women artists held at the Yamatane Museum in Tokyo. During her career, she was […]
I am always amazed by the number of women artists who were creating in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Polish painter Alina Bondy Glassova (1865-1935) and her Finnish contemporary Dora Wahlroos (1870-1947) besides producing a body of artistic work, also have left posterity revealing and insightful images of themselves. […]
Finnish-Swedish artist Venny Soldan (1863-1945) was well traveled and studied in St. Petersburg as well as Paris. She married a poet and created a number of remarkable and endearing portraits of her two sons, Heikki and Antti.
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) made significant creative contributions to the French Impressionists, participating in all but one (1879) of the eight exhibitions held by the group. Why was Morisot unable to participate with her colleagues that year? Because of the birth of her only child Julie (1878-1966), who would someday become an artist herself. Morisot […]
Make certain to click on the painting to ENLARGE it! Reposted blog. Berthe gave her picture to Manet; thus nothing will remain in the house. That souvenir of Lorient would have been not at all unpleasant to keep.* Madame Cornelie Morisot, letter to her daughter Edma August 14, 1869 Was Berthe […]
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 […]