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Italian women artists : from Renaissance to Baroque

Author: Carole Collier Frick; Stefania Biancani; Elizabeth S G Nicholson; National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.); Sylvestre Verger Art Organisation.; et al
Publisher: Milano : Skira ; New York : Distributed in North America by Rizzoli, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Italian women artists.
Milano : Skira ; New York : Distributed in North America by Rizzoli, 2007
(OCoLC)608360129
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Collier Frick; Stefania Biancani; Elizabeth S G Nicholson; National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.); Sylvestre Verger Art Organisation.; et al
ISBN: 9788876249198 8876249192
OCLC Number: 76365689
Notes: Catalog of the exhibition held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Mar. 16-July 15, 2007.
Co-organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and sVo art.
Description: 270 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: On the origins of women painters / Claudio Strinati --
Italian women artists from Renaissance to Baroque / Jordana Pomeroy --
The economics of the woman artist / Caroline P. Murphy --
Wife, widow, nun, and court lady: women patrons of the Renaissance and Baroque / Sheila ffolliott --
Toward a history of women artists in Bologna between the Renaissance and the Baroque : additions and clarifications / Vera Fortunati --
Sofonisba, Lavinia, Artemisia, and Elisabetta : thirty years after Women artists, 1550-1950 / Ann Sutherland Harris --
Painting personal identity : the costuming of nobildonne, heroines, and kings / Carole Collier Frick --
The "woman artist" in literature : fiction or non-fiction? / Alexandra Lapierre --
Catalogue --
Caterina Vigri --
Properzia de' Rossi --
Eufrasia Burlamacchi --
Plautilla Nelli --
Sofonisba Anguissola --
Lucia Anguissola --
Diana Scultori (aka Ghisi) --
Lavinia Fontana --
Barbara Longhi --
Fede Galizia --
Lucrina Fetti --
Chiara Varotari --
Elisabetta Catanea Parasole --
Artemisia Gentileschi --
Orsola Maddalena Caccia --
Giovanna Garzoni --
Elisabetta Sirani --
Exhibition checklist --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: [essays, Carole Collier Frick ... et al. ; entries, Stefania Biancani ... et al. ; editors, Elizabeth S.G. Nicholson and others].

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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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