WEBINAR RECORDING | “Creating Opportunities: Women Artists in the Italian Renaissance & Baroque”
Presented by Dr. Meghan Callahan
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
By the mid-1500s in Italy, although it was still unusual for a woman to become an artist, two women gained fame for their skill in portrait painting: Sofonsiba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana. Anguissola’s talent led her to work at the Spanish court of King Philip II in Madrid, while Fontana’s skill earned her multiple commissions from Bolognese noblewomen. Portraits were considered acceptable for women to paint, and Anguissola and Fontana reinforced that tradition while creating new opportunities for themselves as independent artists. In this talk, we’ll explore how Anguissola built an international reputation as a portrait painter over her long life (she died at 93) and examine Fontana’s fame as a portraitist and history painter.
This lecture will retell “the greatest story ever told” through the creative genius of the great Italian Renaissance masters. Come get into the holiday spirit with artists such as Giotto, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Tintoretto and their moving visual interpretations of the stories that define the Christmas season.
The webinar recording consists of a 45-minute lecture.
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- Lectures 1
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- Duration 50 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 2
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