Never confuse a single failure for a final defeat.F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thatkindofwoman)
Caterina van Hemessen -Artist of the Day
- Self Portrait (1548)
- Young Girl (1548)
- Portrait of a Woman (1548)
- Portrait of a Woman (1440’s-1450’s)
While not an especially gifted artist Van Hemessen is often given the distinction of creating the first self-portrait of an artist, of either gender, depicted seated at an easel. This portrait, created in 1548, which shows the artist in the early stages of painting a portrait, now hangs at the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung in Basel. Other paintings by Hemessen are in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and in the National Gallery, London.
A number of obstacles stood in the way of contemporary women who wished to become painters. Their training would involve both the dissection of cadavers and the study of the nude male form, while the system of apprenticeship meant that the aspiring artist would need to live with an older artist for 4-5 years, often beginning from the age of 9-15. For these reasons, female artists were extremely rare, and those that did make it through were typically trained by a close relative, in van Hemessen’s case, by her father
YEAH LADIES!!!!! I haven’t heard of any Flemish Female Artists before - this is amazing! Much research to do!!
"What do you plan to do with your future?"
Arthur Conan Doyle’s sea-voyage notebooks. I particularly like the bird on the lookout.
OKAY THIS HAS GOT TO BE PROOF THAT MARY IS TIED TO MORIARTY
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? THIS IS FUCKING BRILLIANT.
Mary is going to have a girl!
THE GENDER IS IMMATERIALGAHGHGHHG
When your museum is experiencing wild fluctuations in temperature/RH because the HVAC system can’t keep up with the polar vortex.
This video is important and everyone should watch it.
Real-life Monuments Woman, art historian, and Commandeur of the Legion of Honor, Rose Valland was the inspiration for the character Claire Simone as portrayed by Cate Blanchett in the new film. See our blog for more about Valland and other real people who inspired characters in the movie, and check out our exhibit dedicated to the Monuments Men.
Rose Valland at the Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point, 1946 April 24 / unidentified photographer. Thomas Carr Howe papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
For today’s video, I thought I’d share with you 18 books I love that you probably haven’t read. Each of these books has stuck with me over the years. I hope you’ll include in comments a book you loved that hasn’t found as broad an audience as you think it deserves. I’m going to read 18 of those and review them in a future vlogbrothers video.
wow this list looks incredible.
adding to the lists!
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’Sandi Toksvig (via london-minx, learninglog) (via doveclove) (via ulyssee) (via professorneville)
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?
I could put this on a business card and hand it out when I talk.
This hit right in the nostalgic feels.
I dreamt that I only submitted 2/3 of the translation. Today, we haul it.