Updated Chronology of Last Suppers

Updated Chronology of Last Suppers

Chronology of Last Suppers   This month I have attended a meeting with my friends from the Advancing Women Artists Foundation and discovered that there are two or three Disciples in The Last Supper by Plautilla Nelli that they were still uncertain as to who was who. I...
Plautilla Nelli – the Nun who started a Women’s Art Movement in Florence in the 1500’s – now stronger than ever.

Plautilla Nelli – the Nun who started a Women’s Art Movement in Florence in the 1500’s – now stronger than ever.

Suor Plautilla Nelli (1524–1588) is the first-known female Renaissance painter of Florence, Italy. It is not possible to confirm that the portrait, shown below, is the painter who chose to become a Nun and entered the Convent of St. Catherine of Siena in Florence,...
An evening with Violante

An evening with Violante

One of the things that I love best about Florence is that there is always somewhere interesting to go to see something different, and learn more about it. The Advancing Women Artists Conference on Thursday 20th October, at which we were introduced to the newly...
From one Sala Bianca in Florence to another beautiful white room in Kingston – this time fund raising for a Haven for sufferers from Breast Cancer

From one Sala Bianca in Florence to another beautiful white room in Kingston – this time fund raising for a Haven for sufferers from Breast Cancer

Not in Florence but back in London for a couple of weeks – I was very happy on Tuesday 2nd June to attend a charity gig that my friend  Melissa Hay invited me to. It was held in the beautiful Warren House in Kingston , where I was delighted to find a home from...