23 septembre 2010

Women Artists of the Renaissance

Renaissance Europe was not a promising place for female artists to emerge. Women were expected to marry and have children, and those who did work were not welcomed into male-dominated professions. In fact women were unable to even receive formal art training (a cornerstone of which was the study of the nude).But some did emerge. Privately taught, often by their fathers who were drafting them into the family business, and talented enough to gain commissions on merit alone, some women successfully made a living as artists.Here are ten... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2009

'Judith Leyster, The first woman to become a master painter' @ the Frans Hals Museum

HAARLEM.- Judith Leyster (1609 – 1660) is the most famous female painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Unlike many contemporary female artists, who concentrated on meticulously painting true-to-life flowers and insects, she ventured into more ambitious figure-based projects. Competing with Frans Hals, Leyster chose remarkably similar themes: portraits, children playing, dancing musicians and a drinking actor. She is also known for her innovative and evocative night scenes, in which she experimented with the subtle effects of light... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2009

Portfolio : 'Judith Leyster, 1609–1660' @ the National Gallery of Art

"Self-Portrait," circa 1632-1633. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Merry Company," circa 1630-1631. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Serenade," 1629. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Young Flute Player," circa 1635. Photo: National Museum, Stockholm "The Last Drop," circa 1630-1631. Photo: Philadelphia Museum of Art "The Proposition," 1631. Photo: Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis, The Hague "A Game of Tric-Trac," circa... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2009

'Judith Leyster, 1609–1660' @ the National Gallery of Art

Judith Leyster (Dutch, 1609 - 1660), Serenade, 1629, oil on panel. Overall: 45.5 x 35 cm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Purchased with support from the Rembrandt Society. WASHINGTON, DC.- Judith Leyster's 400th birthday will be celebrated at the National Gallery of Art with an exhibition of ten of her most engaging paintings, joined by some 20 works by 17th-century contemporaries, including her presumed teacher Frans Hals and her husband Jan Miense Molenaer, as well as musical instruments of the period depicted in the art. Judith... [Lire la suite]