The beautiful self-portraits of Abigail de AndradeFebruary 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 ExpressionistFebruary 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...
When Earth Is A Polka DotJanuary 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...
Gwen John: A Converted ArtistJanuary 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 SurrealistJanuary 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 muralistJanuary 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 BeauxJanuary 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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