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13 Disturbing Works of Art by Female Artists

After we posted 13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History, several readers pointed out that none of the works were created by female artists. So, here are 13 more disturbing pieces of art, and they’re all created by women. 1. Artemesia Gentileschi – Judith and her Maidservant The most remarked-upon absence from the previous list was [...]

Women of the Venetian Renaissance

We’re doing a week of women on “Feel Art Again.” Today’s post brings you the four most prominent female artists of the Venetian Renaissance: Sofonisba Anguissola, Diana Mantuana, Maria Robusti, and Lavinia Fontana. Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) began training under Bernardino Campi when she was only 14; she later trained under Bernardino Gatti. Anguissola’s apprenticeships were unusual, [...]