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WOMEN ARTISTS IN EARLY MODERN ITALY: CAREERS, FAME AND COLLECTORS. Ed. by Sheila Barker. Harvey Miller Publishers, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2016. 300 pp. ISBN 9781909400351 In English.
Due date: September 2016. Publisher's description: 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. Their unusual life stories along with their outstanding talents brought fame to a number of women artists even in their own lifetimes--so much fame, in fact, that Giorgio Vasari included several women artists in his 1568 edition of artists' biographies. Notably, this visibility also subjected women artists to public scrutiny, to a much greater extent than what their male counterparts experienced.
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Worldwide Number: 167657
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