Esther Pressoir: Imagining the Modern Woman

Guest post by Suzanne M. Scanlan, Rhode Island School of Design A yellowing, jagged-edged drawing simply titled “Sally,” by the American artist Esther Pressoir, gives us an intimate view of an unguarded moment. Perched on the arm of a wood-framed chair, the eponymous...

Rosalba Carriera at The Frick Collection

Guest post by Xavier F. Salomon, The Frick Collection An Anniversary April 15 marks the 264th anniversary of the death of the Venetian painter Rosalba Carriera (1673–1757). Rosalba lived her entire life in a house on the Grand Canal, near the parish church...

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist, Friend, Teacher

Guest post by Jessica L. Fripp, Texas Christian University On the value of women In 1876, the heirs of the French painter Adélaïde Labille-Guiard donated two works, the Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, Marie-Gabrielle Capet and Marie Marguerite Carreaux de...