Monday, May 19, 2008

Think Monday ATC----WOMEN IN ART

Judith Leyster(1609-1660)
Leyster was extremely successful in her day as a portrait and genre specialist. Little is known about her early training but she was mentioned in about about Haarlem as being a local artist. In her early twenties she became the only female member of the Haarlem painters' guild and soon had students of her own. Even though her work is closely identified with that of Hals, their relationship remains unclear. What is known is that she successfully sued Hals for a breach of ethics after he took on one of her students........
Painting insert: Leyster (self-portrait); stamp image: Stampland

20 comments:

Femmy said...

fabulous work!!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow brilliant ATC. Looks so great. Love this.

Anonymous said...

OMG Ace, this is just lovely. And the stamp is from Stampland! WOW I do like their stamps. Just lovely and the story along with it.

Clau said...

This is a wonderful ATC and a great take on the theme!

Dumdum said...

Lovely ATC!

cmoh said...

Lovely!

sija said...

Wonderful Atc!

Willy said...

Super ATC!

fatmasplace said...

OMG it´s wonderful

Hermine said...

This looks great, love it.

Heather Robinson said...

How often so little is known about great women! That is why this theme is so exciting. Thanks for introducing this wonderful woman to us in such a fantastic piece!

Faye said...

very beautiful!

Kris Dickinson said...

This is fantastic!

Gabi Mewi said...

Fascinating!

Théalie said...

Magnifique ATC !! Bravo.

filetta said...

Great ATC !

KardKrazy said...

WoW, this is stunning!

Janny said...

Gorgeous!

danisart said...

fantstic idea and a great composition

aino said...

Wonderful ATC.