By Her Hand Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy 1500-1800

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By Her Hand Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy 1500-1800

Published September 21, 2021

Women artists played a vibrant yet overlooked role in Italy around 1600. The first exhibition solely dedicated to Italian women artists at the Wadsworth, "By Her Hand" explores how important women artists succeeded in the male-dominated art world of the time. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–after 1654), one of the most fascinating seventeenth-century Italian painters, will take center stage.

Beyond Gentileschi, the accomplishments of a diverse and dynamic group—from the court painter Sofonisba Anguissola (1532–1625), to the Venetian pastel artist Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757), among other talented and virtually unknown Italian women artists—will be introduced and celebrated.

The exhibition runs from September 30, 2021 - January 9, 2022 at the Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT, 06103.

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