#Sofonisba Anguissola

Women Artists

Four Female Court Painters You Did Not Know

Throughout history, art has always played an important role in royal propaganda across Europe. Royal families were in a race to employ the best ...

Gokce Dyson 7 May 2021

Women Artists

Five Women Artists Whose Works Were Misattributed to Men

“Why have there been no great female artists?” continues to be a question that pops up all too often. The response can be succinctly summarized ...

Anastasia Tsaleza 8 March 2021

Art State of Mind

Not Only Queen’s Gambit – Chess in Art

Since October, the world, with many places in lockdown again, has found a new way to entertain itself. The Queen’s Gambit series, produced by ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 19 December 2020

History

Rebelious Princess – Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Princess of Éboli

"Who is this beauty with an eyepatch?" you may ask. Is she some sort of pirate queen? No, but you are not far from the truth. Ana de Mendoza de la ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 27 November 2020

Women Artists

10 of the Most Famous Female Artist Self-Portraits

Although known as a modern day invention, selfies have actually been around for centuries, albeit in the more traditional form of self-portraits. ...

Charlotte Stace 22 October 2020

Women Artists

Sofonisba: The Life of a Rule-Breaker Painter

During the Italian Renaissance, women artists were not allowed the same access to artistic education as men. Sofonisba Anguissola, however, used her ...

Nina Relf 6 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola by Anthony Van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish painter who was born in Antwerp (Spanish Netherlands, now Belgium) in 1599 and passed away in London in 1641. From ...

Soledad Castillo Jara 26 April 2020

Literature

Book Review: Sofonisba, Portraits of the Soul

Sofonisba, Portraits of the soul is a book by Chiara Montani about the life and work of the Italian artist Sofonisba Anguissola. Sofonisba was an ...

Errika Gerakiti 15 January 2020