EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “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.
The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
- Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
- VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.