At a time when female artists were not encouraged, Properzia de Rossi excelled as a sculptress and miniaturist who preferred religious imagery.
Music, Politics, and Patriotism: When Art Takes Sides
Music and politics may seem unlikely companions, but all nations use music to stir their citizens – whether with patriotism or propaganda.
Elizabethan Era Surprises: The Court Painter For Elizabeth I Was a Woman
It is interesting that Levina Teerlinc (c1510/1520 – 1576), a female Flemish portrait miniaturist, garnered such royal favour in the court of Henry VIII.
Quilting for Freedom: Hidden Messages and The Underground Railroad
Slaves created functional quilts, but also designed some with secret codes to let fugitive slaves find their path to freedom.
Marilyn Horne’s Birthday: A Supremely Talented Opera Singer Turned 80
Marilyn Horne, an American opera star with quite a legacy, is finally being honored for her art after turning 80 years old on January 16th, 2014.