Archives par étiquette : Cosimo III de’ Medici

Publication : « Women Artists in Early Modern Italy : Careers, Fame, and Collectors ».

BARKER Sheila (dir.), Women Artists in Early Modern Italy : Careers, Fame, and Collectors, Turnhout, Brepols, 2016, 176 p.

BARKER Sheila (dir.), Women Artists in Early Modern Italy : Careers, Fame, and Collectors, Turnhout, Brepols, 2016, 176 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Enhancing our understanding of early Italian female painters including Sofonisba Anguissola and introducing new ones such as Costanza Francini and Lucrezia Quistelli, this volume studies women artists, their patrons, and their collectors, in order to trace the rise of the social phenomenon of the woman artist.

In ten chapters spanning two centuries, this collection of essays examines the relationships between women artists and their publics, both in early modern Italy as well as across Europe. Drawing upon archival evidence, these essays afford abundant documentary information about the diverse strategies that women found for carrying out their artistic careers, from Sofonisba Anguissola’s role as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Felipe II of Spain, to Lucrezia Quistelli’s avoidance of the Florentine market in favor of upholding the prestige of her family, to Costanza Francini’s preference for the steady but humble work of candle painting for a Florentine confraternity.

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