Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque

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Why are women artists of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque so relatively unknown today when, during their lifetimes, their artistic merits were celebrated by their foremost contemporaries? Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque aims to provide the first survey of women professionally active as painters, engravers and sculptors in 16th and 17th century Italy, and to document the sociocultural context that contributed to shape their lives and oeuvres. This catalogue, published in association with ...

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Why are women artists of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque so relatively unknown today when, during their lifetimes, their artistic merits were celebrated by their foremost contemporaries? Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque aims to provide the first survey of women professionally active as painters, engravers and sculptors in 16th and 17th century Italy, and to document the sociocultural context that contributed to shape their lives and oeuvres. This catalogue, published in association with the travelling exhibition which opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D. C., examines the artistic practices and achievements of these remarkable women who managed to gain public, if not international, acclaim. Featuring 60 outstanding works by a dozen of the foremost Italian female artists, this volume offers an unparalleled opportunity to understand their social, personal, and stylistic developments. This scholarly publication will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the re-emergence of these women as artists of stature and thus constitute a new departure for historical investigations into the way gender has affected how we perceive works of art and into issues of attributions and art market economics.

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  • ISBN-13: 9788876249198
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.77 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudio Strinati is Head of the Museums of Rome. Jordana Pomeroy is Curator of Painting & Sculpture before 1900 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents


On the Origins of Women Painters   Claudio Strinati     15
Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque   Jordana Pomeroy     19
The Economics of the Woman Artist   Caroline P. Murphy     23
Wife, Widow, Nun, and Court Lady: Women Patrons of the Renaissance and Baroque   Sheila Ffolliott     31
Toward a History of Women Artists in Bologna between the Renaissance and the Baroque: Additions and Clarifications   Vera Fortunati     41
Sofonisba, Lavinia, Artemisia, and Elisabetta: Thirty Years after Women Artists, 1550-1950   Ann Sutherland Harris     49
Painting Personal Identity: The Costuming of Nobildonne, Heroines, and Kings   Carole Collier Frick     63
The "Woman Artist" in Literature: Fiction or Non-Fiction?   Alexandra Lapierre     75
Catalogue
Caterina Vigri     85
Properzia de' Rossi     90
Eufrasia Burlamacchi     96
Plautilla Nelli     103
Sofonisba Anguissola     106
Lucia Anguissola     123
Diana Scultori (aka Ghisi)     126
Lavinia Fontana     135
Barbara Longhi     167
Fede Galizia     173
Lucrina Fetti     183
ChiaraVarotari     189
Elisabetta Catanea Parasole     195
Artemisia Gentileschi     198
Orsola Maddalena Caccia     214
Giovanna Garzoni     220
Elisabetta Sirani     241
Exhibition Checklist     257
Bibliography     261
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