• The Amazing Ms. Anguissola!

    8 days ago - By Women in the Act of Painting

    Sofonisba Anguissola "Self-Portrait Painting a Devotional Panel" 1556 Łańcut Palace , Poland
    Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) was an Italian High Renaissance painter whose ground-breaking career helped pave the way for other women artists. Born in Cremona, Italy to a wealthy, progressive-minded, family, she and her five sisters were all educated in many diverse subjects including Latin, philosophy and art. Apparently all the sisters were artistically talented, but Sofonisba and her sister Elena eventually became apprentices to local artists Bernardino Campi and Bernardino Gatti. The...
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