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Essays on Women Artists
     

Essays on Women Artists

by Liana De Girolami Cheney
 
The title echoes the name of a male Renaissance author's book which did not include one woman among "The lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects..." This collection of 15 essays by feminist art historians focuses on artists of this period who contradict Vasari's gender bias. Cheney (art history, U. of Massachusetts, Lowell) contextualizes the

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The title echoes the name of a male Renaissance author's book which did not include one woman among "The lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects..." This collection of 15 essays by feminist art historians focuses on artists of this period who contradict Vasari's gender bias. Cheney (art history, U. of Massachusetts, Lowell) contextualizes the art and times of Elisabetta Sirani and Josefa de D'Obidos de Ayala. Others discuss early Dutch women painters, art by Golden Age Spanish nuns and Artemesia Gentileschi, among others. Fifty b&w illustrations of religious and other art conclude the volume. There is no index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773468184
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
02/01/1903
Pages:
212

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