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
Chen Shu (1660-1735) was born into an elite family in Jiaxing, China and was the daughter of an artist. This allowed her to study painting as a young girl, despite the mixed feelings about women’s education at the time that kept only a few women of the elite from pursuing an education. Chen Shu studiedContinue reading “Reframing History: Chen Shu 陳書”
The legacies that shape the memory of notable historical figures are passed down through oral and written tradition. Through time and with the storyteller’s bias, these stories and legacies change to create specific memories that stay with the figure and become a part of accepted history. The question becomes how accurate are the legacies andContinue reading “Saint and Sinner: The Legacies of Two Byzantine Empresses”
This talk is the first of two on Judith and Holofernes scenes and their changing depictions. The second part will be coming later this spring and both will hopefully lead into a new line of research for me!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to museums has been extremely limited. As museums reopen, we look forward to sharing our favorite exhibitions from around the Washington DC area and beyond. The National Museum of Women in the Arts recently opened their new exhibition, “Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend.” This is the first fullContinue reading “Exhibition Visit: Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend”