chloefrancillon:

Portrait of the Artist with a Book (1554)
Sophonisba Anguissola, 1532-1625 
One of the few women artist’s, and one of the even fewer group of women to have painted self-portraits. Portrait signature in the book reads, “Sophonisba Anguissolla virgin made this herself 1554”.   

chloefrancillon:

Portrait of the Artist with a Book (1554)

Sophonisba Anguissola, 1532-1625 

One of the few women artist’s, and one of the even fewer group of women to have painted self-portraits. Portrait signature in the book reads, “Sophonisba Anguissolla virgin made this herself 1554”.   

(Source: foreverreadingbooks)

a-bittersweet-life:

Art actually is based on the notion that if you would really celebrate an idea or a principle, you must think, you must plan, you must put yourself completely in the state of devotion and not simply give the first thing that comes to your head.
Maya Deren

a-bittersweet-life:

Art actually is based on the notion that if you would really celebrate an idea or a principle, you must think, you must plan, you must put yourself completely in the state of devotion and not simply give the first thing that comes to your head.

Maya Deren