March 5~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614)
Among the first women to execute publicly commissioned figure paintings
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lavinia-Fontana

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene / 1581 / Oil on canvas / 31”x25”

 

Xue Susu (c.1564-c.1650)
Chinese courtesan, painter, and poet, noted for her skill at mounted archery
http://en.dpm.org.cn/www_oldweb/English/E/E9/06-01.htm

Flowers / 1615 / Handscroll; Ink on paper / 10 1/4”x249”

 

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