Natalia Iacobelli

Author

Natalia is an author and Italian language translator specializing in art history, theory, and criticism. She works with museums and galleries across Europe to bring exhibitions to anglophone audiences. She has translated for the International Venice Biennale and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

Articles by Natalia

James Ensor painting in his Ostend studio, 1933. Artist Stories

James Ensor in 10 Paintings

James Sidney Edouard, known as James Ensor, was a Belgian painter and printmaker best known for his colorful compositions, imbued with both...

Natalia Iacobelli 11 April 2024

Juana Romani Women Artists

Juana Romani: Model, Muse, Painter

Juana Romani (née Giovanna Carolina Carlesimo) was an Italian-born French model and painter working at the turn of the 20th century. Despite...

Natalia Iacobelli 4 April 2024

Joana Vasconcelos, Material Girl Contemporary Art

Joana Vasconcelos: Reshaping Femininity

Upending convention and pushing boundaries, Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos grapples with themes of gender stereotypes and societal values...

Natalia Iacobelli 25 March 2024

Jacques Louis David, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and Marie Anne Lavoisier, Herstory

Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier: The Unsung Mother of Modern Chemistry

A trailblazing French chemist and scholar, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier was at the cutting edge of scientific research during the Age of...

Natalia Iacobelli 16 March 2024

Woman with Stylus, 55-79 CE Ancient Rome

Woman with Stylus: What a Portrait Can Tell Us About Women in Ancient Rome

Woman with Stylus is an ancient Roman fresco unearthed in Pompeii nearly two millennia after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. Various details...

Natalia Iacobelli 15 March 2024

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, 1782, National Gallery, London, UK. Detail. Artist Stories

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Travels Across Europe

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a French portrait painter working in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. While her subject matter and color palette...

Natalia Iacobelli 11 March 2024

Édouard Manet boating: Édouard Manet, Boating, 1874. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Boating by Édouard Manet

Known as the father of modernism in art, Édouard Manet was a key figure in the shift from Realism to Impressionism. Finding the guidelines of the...

Natalia Iacobelli 7 March 2024

Michelangelo's secret room News

Discover Michelangelo’s Secret Room

Visitors of the Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy have a unique chance to visit a secret room under the Medici Chapel until March 30, 2024,...

Natalia Iacobelli 6 March 2024

Sor Juana, Juan de Mirando, c.1680 History

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Scholar, Feminist, Revolutionary

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th-century nun and the first published feminist poet of the New World. Her written works display her sense of wit...

Natalia Iacobelli 6 March 2024

Women Artists

Rediscovering Emily Sargent: Forgotten 19th-Century Watercolorist

A prolific watercolorist living in 19th-century Europe, Emily Sargent created vibrant scenes with painterly virtuosity. Despite living in the shadow...

Natalia Iacobelli 12 February 2024