March 10~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665), Italian artist supported her parents, three siblings, and herself entirely through her art
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/elisabetta-sirani

Holy Family with Saints Anne and Joachim (Holy Family of the Cherries) / c.1662 / Oil on Canvas / dimensions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Botanical & natural history illustrator; the first to record metamorphosis
https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/about-maria-sibylla-merian.html

Plate 1 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam / 1719 / Hand-colored engraving / 12 3/4”x9 3/4”

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