A great, little piece from Smithsonian Magazine on quilting, with a video and links for learning more, including the National Quilt Collection.
Red is one of the oldest colors still in use. For example, artists continue to use red ochre, which was originally used for prehistoric cave drawings. The pigment is made from clay that turns red after being mixed with a mineral.
A deep red ochre called sinopia — named for the ancient Greek city where it was mined — became a valuable and expensive pigment representing power and victory. Women in ancient Egypt used sinopia in makeup. During the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, and many other artists used it. It also is still in use today.
Read more about the color red at Mental Floss.
AN EXHIBITION IN DUBLIN, IRELAND
From building hospitals to caring for the homeless, these are the untold stories of the wives of the men who governed Ireland before independence from Britain. Portraits of the women are on exhibit at Dublin Castle.
He, too, was a soldier during the First World War. Some scenes in his books are a reflection on his experiences.
“She came from humble beginnings, with both parents being servants. Little is known of her childhood, but it seems clear that she demonstrated considerable artistic ability from a very young age…”
I am amazed by her talent. At some point she moved to Paris.
Capet “attracted the attention of one of the great ladies of French painting, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, who accepted her as a student in her studio. Marie-Gabrielle soon took precedence over Adélaïde’s numerous other female protégés. There were nine of these in total, collectively referred to as Les Demoiselles, and they included the talented Marie-Victoire d’Avril and Marie-Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond.”
A highlight for me was a painting by Adélaïde — a self-portrait — in which she included two of her students, one being Marie-Gabrielle Capet.
I encourage everyone to look through the Journal of Art in Society for some great inspiration.
Thank you, Ghaddra, for sharing! Or should I say: ¡Gracias!
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