Sunday, April 22, 2007

Art History Challenge week 2

Thank you to those of you who participated in week one. The artist was Francisco Goya and the painting is called "The Dog." One of the nicer of his Black Paintings, which he painted onto the walls of his home after recovering from a severe illness, this series also included his famous "Saturn Devouring His Children." One of the more gruesome paintings in history, I will spare you here!

Now, on to week two. For this week's challenge I have chosen this image:

The painter was a woman who was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London (one of two), although she was originally from switzerland. Her style was sort of a blend of several movements in her time and her work is not widely remembered today. Happy searching!

4-23-07 Note: Spoiler warning! I've had one diligent soul who has already solved the mystery, so if you want to find out on your own, don't look at the comments until you're ready to share what you find. I'll try to get another challenge up in the next couple days, instead of waiting a week. Congrats Zoe!


Unknown said...

Morning ,

You left far too many clues ... Once I knew the RA started in 1768, then had to look for female artist painting at that time in London =)

So this is :-
Die Dichtung umarmt die Malerei
By Angelika Kauffmann

I like her work better than the flower pictures created by Mary Moser - the other lady of the 40 artist who founded the RA =)

sherresartmusings said...

I finally found it after searching about 1 hour. Angelica Kauffmann. Thanks for the fun search!!