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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, [...]