Elisabetta Sirani of Bologna (1638–1665)

Guest post by Adelina Modesti, Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne Fig. 1. Self-Portrait as an Allegory of Painting, signed and dated “ELISAB.TA SIRANI F. 1658.” Moscow, Pushkin Museum. Painted for “Signor Cavazza, notary of the bishopric.”...

“Artemisia” at the National Gallery: A Review

Guest post by Sheila McTighe, The Courtauld Institute of Art Threatened by pandemic closure but rescued to great acclaim, this exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi’s work promises to be a turning point in the appreciation of early modern women artists. How will it...

Finding Luisa Roldán: A North American road trip

Guest post by Cathy Hall-van den Elsen The Spanish sculptor Luisa Roldán (1652–1706) was recognised in her lifetime as an artist of considerable talent. Luisa was born in Seville, the daughter of Pedro Roldán, a prominent sculptor. Early in her career she carved...

The Life and Art of Dorothea Tanning

Reflections on the occasion of her birthday, 25th August Guest post by Victoria Carruthers, the Australian Catholic University On the opening page of her first memoir, entitled Birthday (1986), American artist Dorothea Tanning tells us that “the beginning is...