historicwomen:

Caterina van Hemessen 1528- 1587
Caterina van Hemessen was a Flemish Renaissance painter and one of the earliest woman painters who have extensive documented work. She is credited with being the first artist to paint a self portrait in front of an easel, as pictured above. 
Caterina was taught to paint by her father. She became a very successful artist in her time, among her patrons was Queen Mary of Hungary. Her famous self portrait was made when Caterina was twenty years old. She became the teacher of three male students because of her good position with the guild of St. Luke. 
Mary the Queen of Hungary greatly admired the artist and she became Caterina’s main patron. When she returned to Spain, she invited Caterina to join her. Caterina and her husband went to Spain, the Queen died two years later and left Caterina with a healthy pension. Caterina was mentioned in Guicciardini’s Description of the Low Countries as one of the living women artists. There are no paintings by Caterina after the date 1554, which has led many experts to believe she stopped painting when she married. 

historicwomen:

Caterina van Hemessen 1528- 1587

Caterina van Hemessen was a Flemish Renaissance painter and one of the earliest woman painters who have extensive documented work. She is credited with being the first artist to paint a self portrait in front of an easel, as pictured above. 

Caterina was taught to paint by her father. She became a very successful artist in her time, among her patrons was Queen Mary of Hungary. Her famous self portrait was made when Caterina was twenty years old. She became the teacher of three male students because of her good position with the guild of St. Luke. 

Mary the Queen of Hungary greatly admired the artist and she became Caterina’s main patron. When she returned to Spain, she invited Caterina to join her. Caterina and her husband went to Spain, the Queen died two years later and left Caterina with a healthy pension. Caterina was mentioned in Guicciardini’s Description of the Low Countries as one of the living women artists. There are no paintings by Caterina after the date 1554, which has led many experts to believe she stopped painting when she married. 

fleurdulys:

Dancing Shoes - Helene Schjerfbeck
1882

fleurdulys:

Dancing Shoes - Helene Schjerfbeck

1882

historicwomen:

Anna Dorothea Therbusch 1721- 1782

Anna Dorothea Therbusch is a prominent Rococo painter from Poland with about 200 surviving pieces. She was primarily taught to paint by her father early in life and later by Antoine Pesne. Anna did not start an active career as a painter until her forties because of duties to her family.

She traveled to Paris in hopes of successes in the city. She had work displayed in the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture and was admired by Denis Diderot an outspoken art critic who conceded to posing naked for the artist. Though Anna’s work in Paris was among her most creative, she was not considered a success. She returned to Prussia, where she was greatly admired as an artist. There she received commissions from many prominent figures, including Catherine the Great.  

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Self-portrait (1885). Sabine Lepsius (German, 1864-1942). Oil on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie.
Lepsius showed herself as a painter at the age of 21. Here the portrait marks her coming of age, the girl become woman artist. Her father, also a painter, hung the portrait in his studio, giving her the stamp of professional recognition.

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Self-portrait (1885). Sabine Lepsius (German, 1864-1942). Oil on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie.

Lepsius showed herself as a painter at the age of 21. Here the portrait marks her coming of age, the girl become woman artist. Her father, also a painter, hung the portrait in his studio, giving her the stamp of professional recognition.

"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."
Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine (via iraplastic)
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Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Self Portrait with Two Pupils, 1785.

The two pupils are Marie-Gabrielle Capet and Carreaux de Rosemond.

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Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Self Portrait with Two Pupils, 1785.

The two pupils are Marie-Gabrielle Capet and Carreaux de Rosemond.

Late Autumn (1960, Japan)

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