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’Bride from Lagartera’, which he sketched in the spring of 1912, is a meticulous record of local embroidery, famous throughout Spain for its intricacy, as the bride and her family confront the painter in the richness of their apparel and jewellery.

Explore the exquisite paintings of Spain’s leading Impressionist in stunning detail, with our ‘Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light’ exhibition catalogue. 🔗 Link in bio.

Exhibition view: Joaquín Sorolla, Bride from Lagartera, 1912
© Museo Sorolla, Madrid

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During #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses.
Artemisia Gentileschi's turbulent life story often overshadows her art, but she was the most celebrated female artist of the 17th century. Click the link in our bio to explore why Artemisia Gentileschi is the 'magnificent exception'

In this self portrait Artemisia shows herself in the guise of the 4th-century martyr, Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Sentenced to death by the emperor Maxentius, Catherine was bound to revolving wheels studded with iron spikes. Saved through heavenly intervention, she was later beheaded, but the instrument of her torture – a broken wheel – became her common attribute in art. Artemisia has deliberately chosen to use her own image for the martyr and depicts Saint Catherine as determined and empowered after her divine rescue.

Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi, 'Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria', about 1615-17 © The National Gallery, London.

#paintingherstory #artemisia #artemisiagentileschi #florence #painter #femalepainter #nationalgallery


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During #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses.
Artemisia Gentileschi's turbulent life story often overshadows her art, but she was the most celebrated female artist of the 17th century. Click the link in our bio to explore why Artemisia Gentileschi is the 'magnificent exception'

#paintingherstory #artemisia #artemisiagentileschi #florence #painter #femalepainter #nationalgallery


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During #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses.
Artemisia Gentileschi's turbulent life story often overshadows her art, but she was the most celebrated female artist of the 17th century. Click the link in our bio to explore why Artemisia Gentileschi is the 'magnificent exception'

In this self portrait Artemisia shows herself in the guise of the 4th-century martyr, Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Sentenced to death by the emperor Maxentius, Catherine was bound to revolving wheels studded with iron spikes. Saved through heavenly intervention, she was later beheaded, but the instrument of her torture – a broken wheel – became her common attribute in art. Artemisia has deliberately chosen to use her own image for the martyr and depicts Saint Catherine as determined and empowered after her divine rescue.

Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi, 'Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria', about 1615-17 ©️ The National Gallery, London.

#paintingherstory #artemisia #artemisiagentileschi #florence #painter #femalepainter #nationalgallery


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During #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses.

She dressed and, critics claimed, painted like a man, but Rosa Bonheur is one of the most important female artists of all time, who reached international levels of fame. Click the link in our bio to learn more about this fearless painter.

Precocious and gifted, she was successful from a very young age; she exhibited at the Salon for the first time at the age of 19, and received medals for her work. Bonheur’s love for animals, especially horses, provided inspiration for her art. Working from direct observation of nature, she kept a small menagerie, frequented slaughterhouses, and dissected animals to gain anatomical knowledge.

It was such a painting that spring-boarded Bonheur to international fame. Her masterpiece, ‘The Horse Fair’ (1853; New York, Met), depicting the Parisian horse market, showed to triumphant acclaim at the Paris Salon. A reduced replica of this work hangs in Room 45 of the Gallery.

Bonheur lived unconventionally – she wore her hair short, smoked, and lived with her female companion, Nathalie Micas. To paint ‘The Horse Fair’, she had even gained permission from the local police to wear trousers so that she could work undisturbed in the masculine environment of the horse market. “As far as males go,” she said, “I only like the bulls I paint.” Detail from Rosa Bonheur, 'The Horse Fair, 1855 © The National Gallery, London

#paintingherstory #rosabonheur #nataliemicas #horsefair #painting #oilpainting #arthistory #nationalgallery


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National Gallery

During #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses.

She dressed and, critics claimed, painted like a man, but Rosa Bonheur is one of the most important female artists of all time, who reached international levels of fame.
Click the link in our bio to explore how Bonheur shot to fame with her painting, 'The Horse Fair'. #paintingherstory #rosabonheur #horsefair #painting #oilpainting #nationalgallery


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National Gallery

During #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses.

She dressed and, critics claimed, painted like a man, but Rosa Bonheur is one of the most important female artists of all time, who reached international levels of fame. Click the link in our bio to learn more about this fearless painter.

Precocious and gifted, she was successful from a very young age; she exhibited at the Salon for the first time at the age of 19, and received medals for her work. Bonheur’s love for animals, especially horses, provided inspiration for her art. Working from direct observation of nature, she kept a small menagerie, frequented slaughterhouses, and dissected animals to gain anatomical knowledge.

It was such a painting that spring-boarded Bonheur to international fame. Her masterpiece, ‘The Horse Fair’ (1853; New York, Met), depicting the Parisian horse market, showed to triumphant acclaim at the Paris Salon. A reduced replica of this work hangs in Room 45 of the Gallery.

Bonheur lived unconventionally – she wore her hair short, smoked, and lived with her female companion, Nathalie Micas. To paint ‘The Horse Fair’, she had even gained permission from the local police to wear trousers so that she could work undisturbed in the masculine environment of the horse market. “As far as males go,” she said, “I only like the bulls I paint.” Detail from Rosa Bonheur, 'The Horse Fair, 1855 ©️ The National Gallery, London

#paintingherstory #rosabonheur #nataliemicas #horsefair #painting #oilpainting #arthistory #nationalgallery


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Now open in the Sainsbury Wing, our exhibition 'Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light', is the first UK exhibition of Spain's Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Visit our website to book tickets online and save.
Known as the 'master of light' for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida's paintings outside Spain.

From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla's career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.

In this painting, called 'Strolling Along the Seashore', Sorolla's wife, Clotilde, and his daughter, María, promenade along Valencia's El Cabañal beach. Their white dresses glow in the late afternoon light. The sea breeze blowing Clotilde's veil against her face gives the picture the impression of having been captured in an instant.
The cropping of Clotilde's hat by the top of the canvas, and the broad, empty strip of sand at the bottom, reinforce the scene's ephemeral quality.
This exhibition is sponsored by @iberia
Joaquín Sorolla, 'Strolling along the Seashore', 1909 ©️ Fundación Museo Sorolla, Madrid

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Now open in the Sainsbury Wing, our exhibition 'Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light', is the first UK exhibition of Spain's Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Visit our website to book tickets online and save.
Known as the 'master of light' for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida's paintings outside Spain.

From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla's career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.

This exhibition is sponsored by @iberia
#sorolla #madrid #museosorolla #impressionist #spain #exhibition #nationalgallery #instamuseum


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Now open in the Sainsbury Wing, our exhibition 'Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light', is the first UK exhibition of Spain's Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Visit our website to book tickets online and save.
Known as the 'master of light' for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida's paintings outside Spain.

From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla's career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.

This painting is called 'Sewing the Sail'. In the dappled shade of a pergola, a family work together on a sail for a fishing boat. The beach and sea from which they make their livelihood can be glimpsed through the open door. The happy mood and idyllic setting, and Sorolla's impressive handling of the various tones of white that dominate the composition, earned considerable praise at numerous international exhibitions.

This exhibition is sponsored by @iberia
Joaquín Sorolla, 'Sewing the Sail', 1896. Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna di Ca' Pesaro, Venice 2018 ©️ Photo Archive - Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

#sorolla #madrid #museosorolla #impressionist #spain #exhibition #nationalgallery #instamuseum


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During #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses. Click the link in our bio to learn more about Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, the 18th century court painter of Marie Antoinette.

Finely dressed, gazing confidently, and holding her artist’s materials, Le Brun presents herself, on one hand, as a beautiful young woman, and on the other hand, as a professional artist. Her pose mimics a famous painting by Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Susannah Lunden, also known as 'Le Chapeau de Paille' (The Straw Hat). In spite of its name, Rubens’s portrait does not actually depict a straw hat – so, in her response, Le Brun playfully corrects the Old Master’s ‘mistake’ by depicting herself in one.

Detail from Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, 'Self Portrait in a Straw Hat', after 1782 © The National Gallery, London

#paintingherstory #elisabethlouisevigéelebrun #vigéelebrun #selfportrait #marieantoinette #painting #oilpainting #arthistory #nationalgallery


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During #WomensHistoryMonth, we're celebrating the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses.
At 15 Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun was painting the aristocracy, in her 20s she was the favoured painter of Marie-Antoinette, and by her 30s she was fleeing the French Revolution.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, the 18th century court painter of Marie Antoinette.

#paintingherstory #elisabethlouisevigéelebrun #vigéelebrun#selfportrait #marieantoinette #painting #oilpainting #arthistory#nationalgallery


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