Laura Bassi (1711-1778): First Female Professor — The History & Art Girl

Who Is Laura Bassi? Note from Sunnyside: This fascinating post by The History and Art Girl introduces the 18th Century Italian, Laura Bassi – experimental physicist, professor, wife, and mother –  and the second woman in recorded history to earn a PhD.  Bravo! The last couple of weeks I’ve been doing some reading about women…

Rudolf Koller: Outing on the Forest’s Edge (1895)

Who Is Rudolf Koller? Rudolf Koller (1828 – 1905) was a Swiss painter  associated with a realist and classicist style, and also with  Düsseldorf school of painting.[2] Koller’s style is similar to that of the realist painters Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Rudolf Koller is considered one of Switzerland’s finest animal painters.   Click for…