Adriana Abascal López-Cisneros (born October 31, 1970) is a Mexican-born model, who has appeared on the covers of magazines including Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, Hola! and Vanity Fair, she is also an executive producer, TV show host (US & Latin America), and an author.
She won the title of Señorita Mexico in 1988 and participated in "Miss Universe 1989".
Abascal had a relationship with Televisa's owner Emilio Azcárraga Milmo from 1990 until his death in 1997.
Abascal became a host of the Emmy-nominated TV show "Todobebé" which aired nationally on Telemundo and syndicated across Latin America.
In 2000 Abascal married Spanish businessman Juan Villalonga; this marriage produced daughters Paulina and Jimena and son Diego, but they divorced in 2009.
In 2002, she wrote the book “Una mujer, cada Mujer” (One woman, every Woman), distributed in the US, Mexico, and Spain.
She has participated in designer shows including Paris Haute Couture - Giorgio Armani, Valentino Garavani, Giambattista Valli, Versace, John Paul Gaultier, Stephane Rolland, Thierry Lasry, Alber Elbaz, and at NY Fashion Week - Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Cusnie et Ochs, Novis, Lela Rose, Christian Siriano and Tommy Hilfiger.
In 2013, Abascal became the host and main judge of the series, "Desafio Fashionista" for Discovery Home & Health.
In 2014, she produced the show "My Style Stories" with E-Entertainment.
In June 2013, she married French businessman Emmanuel Schreder, a company CEO, in Ibiza, Spain.
Currently, she divides her time between Paris and Los Angeles. She speaks Spanish, English, French, and Italian.
Adriana Abascal López-Cisneros (Veracruz, 31 de octubre de 1970) es una modelo y participante en concursos de belleza mexicana.
Fue elegida cómo Miss Veracruz 1988 más tarde Miss México 1988 mismo año de su título como "Miss México" y participó en el certamen Miss Universo 1989, donde quedó en quinto lugar.
Ha sido la única Miss Veracruz que ha ganado un certamen nacional y llevada al certamen internacional de Miss Universo ya que, desde entonces, ninguna veracruzana ha corrido con la misma suerte.
Abascal estudió en el Instituto Pacelli, situado en el puerto de Veracruz. Posteriormente trabajó como modelo y actriz; también fue productora ejecutiva de telenovelas históricas de Televisa. En Los Ángeles, después de tener su primera hija, presentó un programa de Tv Todo Bebé.
Es autora del libro "Una mujer, cada Mujer", publicado en el 2002 en México, Estados Unidos y España.
Estuvo unida sentimentalmente durante 7 años con Emilio Azcárraga Milmo "El Tigre", el que fuera el hombre más rico de América Latina y dueño del imperio Televisa.
Era la propietaria del Yate Eco hasta que se lo vendió a Larry Ellison (propietario de Oracle).
Tiene 3 hijos: Paulina, Diego y Jimena, de su matrimonio con Juan Villalonga.
Separada de su esposo desde el verano del 2010, Juan Villalonga, un alto ejecutivo que trabajó para Telefónica (1996-2000), socio de McKinsey & Company (1980-1989), Director General de Credit Suisse First Boston (1993-1994) y Director General de Bankers Trust España (1995-1996). Adriana Abascal Navarro inició una relación sentimental con el francés Mathias Helleu, al que conoció en septiembre del mismo año.
En 2013 se casó en Ibiza con el francés Emmanuel Schreder, con quien vive en París junto a sus tres hijos.
En el 2012 fue titular del programa Desafío Fashionista Latinoamérica y, más tarde, para el año 2015 hasta 2017 formó parte del jurado en Desafío Fashionista en la versión original estadounidense situado en la Ciudad de Nueva York.
Habla inglés, francés e italiano (además del español). Estudia el idioma mandarín.
Es una destacada coleccionista de arte, además de influente en Moda. Su gran pasión, junto al Arte, es viajar por el mundo y su familia, destacando su especial relación con su madre y hermano.
Maria Anna Angelika Kauffmann RA (30 October 1741 – 5 November 1807), usually known in English as Angelica Kauffman, was a Swiss Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Remembered primarily as a history painter, Kauffmann was a skilled portraitist, landscape and decoration painter. She was, along with Mary Moser, one of two female painters among the founding members of the Royal Academy in London in 1768.
Angelica Kauffman was born at Chur in Graubünden, Switzerland. Her family moved to Morbegno in 1742, then Como in Lombardy in 1752 at that time under Austrian rule. In 1757 she accompanied her father to Schwarzenberg in Vorarlberg/Austria where her father was working for the local bishop. Her father, Joseph Johann Kauffmann, was a relatively poor man but a skilled Austrian muralist and painter, who was often traveling for his work. He trained Angelica and she worked as his assistant, moving through Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. Angelica, a child prodigy, rapidly acquired several languages from her mother, Cleophea Lutz, including German, Italian, French and English. She also showed talent as a musician and was forced to choose between opera and art. She quickly chose art as a Catholic priest told her that the opera was a dangerous place filled with "seedy people." By her twelfth year she had already become known as a painter, with bishops and nobles being her sitters.
In 1754, her mother died and her father decided to move to Milan. Later visits to Italy of long duration followed. She became a member of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in 1762. Kauffman and her family moved to Florence in June 1762, where the young artist first discovered the painting style that was coined Neoclassical painting.
Moving to Rome in January 1763, Kauffman was introduced to the British community. While learning more English and continuing her portraiture, a few months later the family moved again to Naples. There Kauffman studied works by the Old Masters, and had her first painting sent to a public exhibition in London. Later in 1763 she visited Rome, returning again in 1764. From Rome she passed to Bologna and Venice, everywhere feted for her talents and charm. Writing from Rome in August 1764 to his friend Franke, Winckelmann refers to her popularity; she was then painting his picture, a half-length; of which she also made an etching. She spoke Italian as well as German, he says, and expressed herself with facility in French and English – one result of the last-named accomplishment being that she became a popular portraitist for British visitors to Rome. "She may be styled beautiful," he adds, "and in singing may vie with our best virtuosi". In 1765, her work appeared in England in an exhibition of the Free Society of Artists. She moved to England shortly after and established herself as a leading artist.
While in Venice, Kauffman was persuaded by Lady Wentworth, the wife of the British ambassador, to accompany her to London. One of the first pieces she completed in London was a portrait of David Garrick, exhibited in the year of her arrival at "Mr Moreing's great room in Maiden Lane." The rank of Lady Wentworth opened society to her, and she was everywhere well received, the royal family especially showing her great favour. Her firmest friend, however, was Sir Joshua Reynolds. In his pocket-book her name as "Miss Angelica" or "Miss Angel" appears frequently; and in 1766 he painted her, a compliment which she returned by her Portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Another instance of her intimacy with Reynolds is to be found in her variation of Guercino's Et in Arcadia ego, a subject which Reynolds repeated a few years later in his portrait of Mrs Bouverie and Mrs Crewe.
In 1767 Kauffman was seduced by an imposter going under the name Count Frederick de Horn, whom she married, but they were separated the following year. It was probably owing to Reynolds's good offices that she was among the signatories to the petition to the King for the establishment of the Royal Academy. In its first catalogue of 1769 she appears with "R.A." after her name (an honour she shared with one other woman, Mary Moser); and she contributed the Interview of Hector and Andromache, and three other classical compositions. She spent several months in Ireland in 1771, as a guest of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Viscount Townshend, and undertook a number of portrait commissions there. Her notable Irish portraits include those of Philip Tisdall, the Attorney General for Ireland, and his wife Mary, who acted as her patron, and of Henry Loftus, 1st Earl of Ely and his family, including his niece Dorothea Monroe, the most admired Irish beauty of her time. It appears that among her circle of friends was Jean-Paul Marat, then living in London and practising medicine, with whom she may have had an affair.
Her friendship with Reynolds was criticized in 1775 by fellow Academician Nathaniel Hone, who courted controversy in 1775 with his satirical picture The Conjurer. It was seen to attack the fashion for Italian Renaissance art and to ridicule Sir Joshua Reynolds, leading the Royal Academy to reject the painting. It also originally included a nude caricature of Kauffman in the top left corner, which he painted out after she complained to the academy. The combination of a little girl and an old man has also been seen as symbolic of Kauffman and Reynolds's closeness, age difference, and rumoured affair.
From 1769 until 1782 Kauffman was an annual exhibitor with the Royal Academy, sending sometimes as many as seven pictures, generally on classical or allegoric subjects. One of the most notable was Leonardo expiring in the Arms of Francis the First (1778).
In 1773 she was appointed by the Academy with others to decorate St Paul's Cathedral, a scheme that was never carried out, and it was she who, with Biagio Rebecca, painted the Academy's old lecture room at Somerset House.
While Kauffman produced portraits, and self-portraits, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period and, under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote it to a native audience more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes. Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society, and her success there as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy of the British towards history painting. Ultimately, she left Britain for Rome, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
History painting, as defined in academic art theory, was classified as the most elevated category. Its subject matter was the representation of human actions based on themes from history, mythology, literature, and scripture. This required extensive learning in biblical and Classical literature, knowledge of art theory and a practical training that included the study of anatomy from the male nude. Most women were denied access to such training, especially the opportunity to draw from nude models; yet Kauffman managed to cross the gender boundary. It is unclear as to how she gained the knowledge of the male anatomy that she had, but there is speculation that she studied plaster casts of statues. The male characters in her artworks are seen as being more feminine than most painters would choose to display, which may be a result of her lack of formal training on male anatomy
In 1781, after the death of her first husband whom she had long been separated from, she married Antonio Zucchi (1728–1795), a Venetian artist then resident in England. Shortly afterwards she retired to Rome, where she befriended, among others, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; yet, always restive, she wanted to do more and lived for another 25 years with much of her old prestige intact.
In 1782, Kauffman's father died, as did her husband in 1795. In 1794, she painted, Self-Portrait Hesitating Between Painting and Music, in which she emphasizes the difficult choice she had faced in choosing painting as her sole career, in dedication to her mother's death. She continued at intervals to contribute to the Royal Academy in London, her last exhibit being in 1797. After this she produced little.
In 1807 she died in Rome, being honored by a splendid funeral under the direction of Canova. The entire Academy of St Luke, with numerous ecclesiastics and virtuosi, followed her to her tomb in Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, and, as at the burial of Raphael, two of her best pictures were carried in procession.
By the time of her death Angelica Kaufman had made herself what she considered to be a renewed artist. This explains why her funeral was directed by the well known Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova. Canova designed her funeral based on the funeral of the Renaissance master Raphael.
By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various places. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait (NPG 430).
There were other pictures by her in Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek at Munich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia) and in the Joanneum Alte Galerie at Graz. The Munich example was another portrait of herself, and there was a third in the Uffizi at Florence. A few of her works in private collections were exhibited among the Old Masters at Burlington House.
Angelica Kauffman is also well known by the numerous engravings from her designs by Schiavonetti, Francesco Bartolozzi and others. Those by Bartolozzi especially found considerable favour with collectors. Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827), artist, patriot, and founder of a major American art dynasty, named several of his children after notable European artists, including a daughter, Angelica Kauffman Peale.
A biography of Kauffman was published in 1810 by Giovanni Gherardo De Rossi. The book was also the basis of a romance by Léon de Wailly (1838) and it prompted the novel contributed by Anne Isabella Thackeray to the Cornhill Magazine in 1875 entitled "Miss Angel".
The Angelika Kauffmann Museum in Schwarzenberg, Vorarlberg (Austria) was established in 2007. This location is in the same area that her father called home. The annually changing exhibitions focus on different aspects and themes of her artistic work. In the 2019 exhibition "Angelika Kauffmann – Unknown Treasures from Vorarlberg Private Collections", many of her paintings were shown to the public for the first time, as a large proportion of her oeuvre is owned by private collectors. The museum is housed in the so-called "Kleberhaus", an old farmhouse in the typical architectural style of the region.
Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman (September 4, 1912 – November 19, 1999) was a Ukrainian-American magazine editor, publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor. He held senior artistic positions during his 32 years at Condé Nast Publications.
Alexander Liberman was born into a Jewish family in Kyiv. When his father took a post advising the Soviet government, the family moved to Moscow. Life there became difficult, and his father secured permission from Lenin and the Politburo to take his son to London in 1921.
Young Liberman was educated in Ukraine, England, and France, where he took up life as a "White émigré" in Paris.
Liberman started his career as a part-time design assistant to graphic artist A. M. Cassandre in Paris for approximately three months in 1930.
Liberman began his publishing career in Paris in 1933–1936 with the early pictorial magazine Vu, where he worked under Lucien Vogel as art director, then managing editor, working with photographers such as Brassaï, André Kertész, and Robert Capa.
He was married briefly to Hildegarde Sturm (August 25, 1936), a model and competitive skier. His second wife (since 1942), Tatiana Yacovleff du Plessix Liberman (1906–1991), a childhood playmate and baby sitter, had operated a hat salon in Paris.
In 1941, Alexander and Tatiana escaped together from occupied France, via Lisbon, to New York.
After emigrating to New York, Tatiana designed hats for Henri Bendel in Manhattan, then continued in millinery at Saks Fifth Avenue where she was billed as "Tatania du Plessix" or "Tatania of Saks", until the mid-1950s.
Shortly after their emigration, Alexander Liberman began working for Condé Nast Publications in 1941, where he worked at Vogue magazine for the next 58 years.
He was hired by Condé Nast as an assistant to Vogue art director Mehemed Fehmy Agha against Agha's wishes and took over the position a year later. From 1941 to 1962, Liberman succeeded Agha as the magazine's art editor. As part of his work as Vogue art director from 1944 to 1961, he published Lee Miller's photographs of the Buchenwald gas chambers.
Liberman was also a photographer. Beginning in 1948, he spent his summers visiting and photographing a generation of modern European artists working in their studios including Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Maurice Utrillo, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, and Pablo Picasso.
In the 1950s did Liberman take up painting and, later, metal sculpture. His highly recognizable sculptures are assembled from industrial objects (segments of steel I-beams, pipes, drums, and such), often painted in uniform bright colors. His massive work The Way, a 65 feet (20 m) x 102 feet (31 m) x 100 feet (30 m) structure, is made of eighteen salvaged steel oil tanks, and became a signature piece of Laumeier Sculpture Park, and a major landmark of St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1962, Alexander Liberman was promoted to editorial director of all Condé Nast publications, United States and Europe, and as deputy chairman (editorial) from 1994 to 1999.
Throughout his life, Liberman held numerous exhibitions of paintings and sculptures.
In 1959 the Museum of Modern Art in New York City exhibited Liberman's photographs of artists and their studios. A year later the images were collected in Liberman's first book, The Artist in his Studio published by Viking Press (Kazanjian and Tomkins, 1993).
In 1992, Alexander Liberman married Melinda Pechangco, a nurse who had cared for Tatiana during an early illness. His stepdaughter, Francine du Plessix Gray, was a noted author.