Mini Biography: Sofonisba Anguissola

Birth: 1532 Death: Nov. 16th, 1625 Nationality: Italian Movement: Late Renaissance The oldest of 7 children, Anguissola was born in Lombardy, Italy to a minor noble family. Her education included the fine arts and she was apprenticed to a painter for about 3 years in the early 1550’s. At 22, while in Rome, she met Michelangelo and was informally tutored by him for a short … Continue reading Mini Biography: Sofonisba Anguissola

6 Photographers and 1 Artist on Photography

“Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.” – Ansel Adams “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange    Peavler, Bill. South elevation: Municipal Building, 200 North Walker, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK (after 1936), Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. Logan, Trace. Oklahoma City Bldg. (2016), OKC, OK.   “I became interested in photography when I … Continue reading 6 Photographers and 1 Artist on Photography

Mini Biography: Giovanna Garzoni

Birth: 1600 Death: 1670 Nationality: Italian Movement:Baroque Garzoni was born in Ascoli Piceno, located in central Italy, to Venetian parents and spent her childhood in Rome and her young adulthood in Venice. She attended a calligraphy school in Venice  but moved to Naples in approximately 1630. At various points in her life she lived in Florence, Turin, and Paris as well the previously mentioned cities … Continue reading Mini Biography: Giovanna Garzoni

Mini Biography: Paolo Uccello

Birth: 1397 Death: Dec. 10th 1475 Nationality: Italian Movement: Early Renaissance Born in Florence, Uccello was apprenticed at 10 years old to a famous sculptor, Lorenzo Ghiberti. He was a member of a painter’s guilds by about age 17 although he spent 12 years working in the sculptor’s workshop. Once on his own, Uccello painted animals for the Medici and several scenes from the Bible … Continue reading Mini Biography: Paolo Uccello