Women Artists: Forbidden Not Forgotten with Hattie Bennett

Women Artists: Forbidden Not Forgotten with Hattie Bennett


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Until the 20th century, the production of art was firmly the domain of men. Women were believed not to possess the "Genius" required to make important art although they could inspire greatness in art produced by men. A small group of women did excel and it is these painters who will be the focus of this talk.

Amongst them is Sofonisba Anguissola, admired by Michelangelo and Van Dyck, who became court painter to the mighty connoisseur Philip II in Spain. Clara Peeters, whose quiet still life paintings created a new genre in Dutch art. Artemisia Genteleschi who produced some of the most memorable images in Baroque Rome and Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun, who desperately attempted to improve the public image of her patron, Marie Antoinette of France.

We will discuss why women artists have been neglected and how modern curatorship is attempting to right this wrong with important acquisitions and exhibitions. At last, these women are getting the recognition they deserve and we look forward to introducing some dynamic, innovative painters who not only reflected the work of their brother artists but push boundaries and expectations.

Led by art historian Hattie Bennett, this interactive seminar will unpick the narrative of female artists with the aid of key paintings. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a true understanding of this lesser-spoken about topic.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
67%
(2)
33%
(1)
0%
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0%
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A
A.

This was very well presented and great content. I learned a lot.

P
P.

Danielle from Context saved the day answering my emails about the Zoom procedures. If Context wants to expand this business, invest in a phone contact. I spent too much time setting up the lecture.

M
M.

the time zone was a bit confusing the first time