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  • The beautiful self-portraits of Abigail de Andrade

    By February 3, 2018

    The history of art is full of fascinating female artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Tarsila do Amaral, Tamara de Lempicka… Now, I would like to present another one, who produced beautiful self-portraits: the Brazilian painter Abigail de Andrade. Most...

  • Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist

    By February 1, 2018

    Some time ago, while writing an article about moustaches in paintings, I came across a fascinating German Expressionist who was not part of the famous Die Brucke group. All the more, this painter was a woman which in...

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    When Earth Is A Polka Dot

    By January 31, 2018

    Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction and other arts. During the 1960s she was a part of the New...

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    Gwen John: A Converted Artist

    By January 25, 2018

    This artist is my most recent painterly discovery. I haven’t heard of her before and I think it’s such a shame! Her tranquil paintings in Post-Impressionist style are the best thing for a relaxing afternoon… Have a read...

  • Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned a Surrealist

    By January 22, 2018

    Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden talent. When she began to take evening drawing classes, nobody expected...

  • Violet Oakley: A Grand Vision by a female muralist

    By January 16, 2018

    1906, Philadelphia, USA and a historic moment in art was unfolding in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building.  A series of murals depicting ‘The Founding of the State of Liberty Spiritual’ were being installed in the Governor’s Reception Room and...

  • The Beautiful Portraiture of Cecilia Beaux

    By January 9, 2018

    Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) is the most important American society painter that you probably have never heard of. She was a popular artist and a highly-respected teacher, but she isn’t well known today. Let’s change that and explore beautiful...

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