Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 11

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree and Black Cockatoo
by Marianne North

Early 1880s / Oil on board / 20”x14” / Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, UK

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See also: March 11~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/11/march-11-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 10

View of the Japanese Pavilion in Gerhard’s Garden (detail)
by Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann

1870 / Photograph / Leipzig City History Museum, Saxony, Germany

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See also: March 10~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/10/march-10-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 9

Domenico Zampieri, dit le Dominiquin by Julie Charpentier

1819 / White marble / 25 3/5”x22 2/5”x11” / Louvre Museum, Paris, France

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See also: March 9~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/09/march-9-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 8

Spring by Mary Moser

c.1780 / Oil on canvas / 25”x21” / Royal Academy of Arts, London

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From 2018~ Two of the Founding Members of the Royal Academy Were Women. Who Were They?
https://frieze.com/article/two-founding-members-royal-academy-were-women-who-were-they

See also: March 8~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/08/march-8-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 7

St. Teresa of Avila, Mystical Wife of Christ by Josefa de Ayala Figueira de Óbidos

1672 / Oil on canvas / 62 2/5”x44 1/2” / Collection Parish of Cascais, Portugal

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See also: March 7~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/07/march-7-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 6

Self-Portrait by Michaelina Wautier

c.1640 / Oil on canvas / 47 1/4”x40 1/5” / Private collection

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“The Criminally Overlooked Talent of Baroque Painter Michaelina Wautier”~
https://hyperallergic.com/455577/the-criminally-overlooked-talent-of-baroque-painter-michaelina-wautier/
Review of “Michaelina Wautier, 1604-1689: Glorifying a Forgotten Talent”~
https://oudholland.rkd.nl/index.php/reviews/19-review-of-glorifying-a-forgotten-talent-2018

See also: March 6~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/06/march-6-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 5

The Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael Adoring the Madonna and Child
by Diana Scultori, thought to derive from a drawing by Giulio Romano

c.1588? / Engraving / 13 1/4”x10 5/8” / Various collections, incl. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Diana Scultori was born in Mantua, Italy and is one of the earliest known women printmakers.
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/artists/diana-scultori

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See also: March 5~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/05/march-5-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 4

Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife by Properzia de’ Rossi

c.1520 / Marble / 21 1/2”x23 1/4” / Museum of St. Petronio, Bologna, Italy

Properzia de’ Rossi appears on the “Heritage Floor” as part of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party installation (1979)

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The Only Woman in the Renaissance’s Most Famous Record of Art History~
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-woman-renaissances-famous-record-art-history
Excerpts from Giorgio Vasari’s “Life of Madonna Properzia de’ Rossi,” sculptor of Bologna~
http://www.italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-3/sub-page-03/excerpts-from-giorgio-vasaris-life-of-madonna-properzia-de-rossi-sculptor-of-bologna/

See also: March 4~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/04/march-4-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 3

Woman Seated Upon the Beast by Ende

c.975 / Illuminated manuscript / 15 3/4”x10 1/4” / Girona Cathedral, Catalonia, Spain

Ende was a nun who worked as an artist on a collection of manuscripts at a Spanish monastery in the tenth century. The texts are copies of commentaries on the Apocalypse which were compiled in 786 by a monk named Beatus of Liebana. Ende signed her work with the Latin words pintrix et D[e]i aiutrix, “paintress and helper of god.”
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/heritage_floor/ende

The Girona Beatus is a 10th century illustrated manuscript of the Commentary on the Apocalypse by a Spanish monk, Saint Beatus of Liébana. A theologian and geographer, Beatus’ commentary explained the Apocalypse as depicted in the Book of Revelations and its importance to the state of the Catholic church.
https://exhibits.library.ucsc.edu/exhibits/show/havc-winter2015/religious-books/the-apocalypse–then-and-now

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See also: March 3~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/03/march-3-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 2

Iaia of Cyzicus

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Iaia of Cyzius was a Roman painter and ivory carver active around 100 BC. None of her work is known to have survived.

Like Timarete, Pliny the Elder mentioned Iaia in his Natural History during his discussion of women artists…
“Cyzicus, who never married, painted pictures with the brush at Rome (and also drew with the cestrum or graver on ivory), chiefly portraits of women, as well as a large picture on wood of an Old Woman at Neapolis, and also a portrait of herself, done with a looking- glass. No one else had a quicker hand in painting, while her artistic skill was such that in the prices she obtained she far outdid the most celebrated portrait painters of the same period, Sopolis and Dionysius, whose pictures fill the galleries.”
http://www.attalus.org/info/pliny_hn.html

Iaia is also one of the three women artists mentioned in Giovanni Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris, although he renames her Marcia Varronis. As with Timarete, there are a number of illuminations picturing her as a medieval artist.

Iaia is sometimes referred to as Lala/Lalla, and it is under this name that she appears on the “Heritage Floor” as part of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party.

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See also: March 2~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/02/march-2-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/