“By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800”
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
through January 9, 2022
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art has mounted the exhibition “By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800.”
It highlights not only the now-famous Gentileschi, but also 17 other women who succeeded in the male-dominated art world of this fascinating period.
Among the key figures are Sofonisba Anguissola, Rosalba Carriera, Lavinia Fontana, and Elisabetta Sirani, and the works on view include paintings, miniatures, and works on paper borrowed from collections worldwide, some making their U.S. debut.
Their subject matter ranges from portraiture and still life to historical and religious stories.
Accompanied by a 208-page catalogue, the project has been co-curated by Oliver Tostmann (Hartford) and Eve Straussman-Pflanzer from the Detroit Institute of Arts, where it will be presented February 6 through May 29, 2022.
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