At a time when female artists were not encouraged, Properzia de Rossi excelled as a sculptress and miniaturist who preferred religious imagery.
Music and politics may seem unlikely companions, but all nations use music to stir their citizens – whether with patriotism or propaganda.
It is interesting that Levina Teerlinc (c1510/1520 – 1576), a female Flemish portrait miniaturist, garnered such royal favour in the court of Henry VIII.
Slaves created functional quilts, but also designed some with secret codes to let fugitive slaves find their path to freedom.
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.