Period: 1100 to 1200
Guda-homiliary of St. BartholomewGuda was an interesting artist to learn about from this time period because not only was she a nun with an incredible gift but also because along with her self-portrait she included these words "Guda, a sinner, wrote and painted this book". I think that was powerful because I appreciate when someone who is holy and living a life as a nun is able to describe themselves in a way and see themselves in a way that is so human and imperfect.
Period: 1313 to 1375
Marcia sculpteert een beeld, miniatuur uit Boccaccio, La Louange et Virtue des Nobles et Cleres Dames, 1493 Bibliothèque Nationale de ParisThis is an interesting piece from the middle ages that I am choosing to discuss because for some reason this painting really stood out to me. What's interesting is that it's done by an unknown artist. While I don't know if the artist is male or female, I do know that a female is being depicted in this painting. It depicts a female artist working on a sculpture. Because it's unknown, I'm curious to know more about the story behind it. Is the woman in the painting a real person?