This post is a continued discussion of Catherine de’ Medici. We’d recommend you read this post first before diving into this deeper discussion. NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES AND MEDIATING STATUS Catherine de’ Medici became a deeply engaged art collector and patron after her husband Henri’s death, when she occupied the positions of queen mother or queen regentContinue reading “Catherine de’ Medici’s Identities II”
This discussion is going to center on Susanna and the Elders by Artemisia Gentileschi from c. 1610. But for us to fully understand the painting, there are some important aspects we have to discuss first.
Judith Leyster is the most discussed female painter from the Dutch Baroque period, her Self-Portrait considered one of Leyster’s most prominent works due to its technical skill and content. However, Leyster’s Self-Portrait was not always considered a self-portrait. Following Leyster’s death in 1660, the work was misattributed to Frans Hals for over three centuries untilContinue reading “Judith Leyster, A Great Woman Artist?: Leyster’s Self-Portrait (1630-33) and The Influence of Feminist Scholarship”
Previous scholarship on the portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola focused primarily on the way the artist depicted herself and the influence of her education on her portraits. Throughout the scholarship on Sofonisba, little attention has been given to one of the most important subjects of her early career; her family. Anguissola depicted her family on severalContinue reading “The Queen’s Game: Sofonisba Anguissola’s “The Chess Game””
Little is known about Marietta Robusti, the daughter of infamous artist Tintoretto. Only one self-portrait is attributed to her, but is the woman in the painting actually Marietta?
I am thrilled to share the next installment of my lecture series investigating Judith, Holofernes, Abra, and Artemisia Gentileschi.
This lecture is part of a series I did about Judith and Holofernes, Judith and Abra, and finally Artemisia Gentileschi and Judith (among other women).
Italian painter Sofonisba Anguissola has received significant scholarly attention for her vast array of self-portraits. As one of the earliest professional artists to create a significant number of portraits of herself, scholars have looked to her works as a way to understand how this remarkable young noblewoman created such a successful career for herself.Continue reading “Sofonisba Anguissola and the Ideal Female Courtier”
The continuation of our discussion on Venetian ceremonies. Make sure to read part 1 first!
“Hardly a week went by without a spectacle’s taking place, one usually connected with the doge.” Part 1 of a discussion on 2 Venetian Renaissance ceremonies