Although now known as one of the famous painters of the 17th century, the Dutch painter Judith Leyster (1609-1660) virtually disappeared from the history of painting after her death.Over 200 years later in 1893, the Louvre museum unearthed Leyster's unique monogram under the fabricated signature of "Frans Hals", whom many believe to have been her teacher.Netscher.” Most of the Vermeer’s signed canvases present a characteristic monogram or variants of it employing different combinations of the letters “V, ” “M” or “I” followed by “eer” meant to complete the letters of the of the artist’s full name, Vermeer. Some signatures appear to be particularly well conserved (e.g., the artist placed surprisingly large signatures on unmodulated fields of color making them impossible to neglect.This discovery stimulated research and curiosity about Leyster paintings.
Microscopic examination of the signature is usually, but not always, able to evidence the signature's uniformity with the rest of the painting.
1581-1666) and secured Judith Leyster a permanent spot in the history of painting.
Although no records prove that Leyster formally studied with Hals, his influence, as well as that of Frans' brother, Dirck Hals (1591-1656), is stylistically apparent in her artwork.
The purposes of cave art, particularly UP cave art, are widely debated.
Cave art is most often associated with the work of shamans, religious specialists who may have painted the walls in memory of past or support of future hunting trips.