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Leonardo da Vinci

Lady with an Ermine is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, from around 1489–1490. The subject of the portrait is identified as Cecilia Gallerani, and was probably painted at a time when she was the mistress of Lodovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, and Leonardo was in the service of the Duke. The painting is one of only four female portraits painted by Leonardo, the others being the Mona Lisa, the portrait of Ginevra de' Benci and La belle ferronnière. It is displayed by the Czartoryski Museum…

Artemisia Gentileschi: Portrait of a Lady, and an Artist, in the Years of Baroque

Artemisia Gentileschi. Artista formada en el taller de su padre que era seguidor de Caravaggio. El trabajo de Artemisa se diferencia del de otras mujeres por sus obras a gran escala basadas frecuentemente en temas bíblicos o mitológicos protagonizados por «heroínas» o «mujeres fuertes» y también por el tratamiento poco convencional que recibe en sus lienzos la iconografía del heroísmo femenino. Ejemplo: «Susana y los Viejos».

53 Reasons Why Meryl Streep Is The Best

Love how she let herself be photographed up close, un-photoshopped, strong lighting, revealing all her precious lines of experience for all to see.

i really like how this portrait is not formal, but it still looks very nice. I also like how her hair is not perfect but she is still perfect.