04 Feb Ladies of the Baroque exhibition in Milan
Ladies of the Baroque exhibition in Milan
The exhibition presents the works of women painters of the seventeenth century to the general public
OPENING DAYS: From December 2020 – To March 2021
OPENING HOURS: Monday 2.30pm-7.30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 9.30-19.30; Thursday and Saturday 9.30-22.30
LAST ENTRACE: 17:00
MEETING POINT: Milan, Royal Palace
LEAST PARTICIPANTS: 5
AVAILABLE LENGUAGES: Italian, English
The baroque ladies arrive in Milan with an exhibition dedicated to the Royal Palace. Among the painters of that era, not that the most famous, is undoubtedly Artemisia Gentileschi, to whom Palazzo Reale dedicated a great exhibition in 2011, who between abuses and violence, used her artistic talent to create a fierce art and incisive with strong cathartic power. Then there is Fede Galizia, daughter of art whose Portrait of Paolo Morigia today at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is one of the most suggestive portraits of the Italian seventeenth century, but whose talent is little investigated due to the premature death occurred during the great plague of 1630 .
Then there are the works of Lavina Fontana, who thanks to his father’s workshop was able to get in touch with works and artists of his time, who knew how to gain the fame of a great portraitist despite his duties as mother of 11 children and who ended his life closed in a monastery. Finally, there is Sofonisba Anguissola, a Lombard painter who deserved praise from Michelangelo, influenced the mimicry of Caravaggio’s characters, became the royal painter of the Spanish court, received recognition from the painter Antoon Van Dyck, but was almost forgotten by subsequent critics .
The Ladies of the Baroque exhibition in Milan talks about these great artists and other forgotten female painters, who are only beginning to receive the attention that their art would have deserved from the beginning and whose artistic merits must be spread and valued in parallel to their merits of paladins of the female gender, in a century, the seventeenth century, in which women if they were not destined for the convent, had as their only and highest prospect that of becoming good wives.
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