500 Hundred Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

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I thought this was fun. Enjoy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDIoN-_Hxs).

4 comments on “500 Hundred Years of Female Portraits in Western Art”

  1. Ah, the male (mostly, at the very least) gaze. How interesting to see it morph and not much change over centuries. But then I love it when it breaks up along about the time of the Cubists. I’d love to have a list of these. Many, I can identify but not all. Thanks, Barbara.

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  2. I took an introductory course in art history in the mid sixties. The professor based the course on H.W. Janson’s extremely influential textbook, History of Art, which was first published in 1962, and contained neither the name nor the work of a single woman artist. It was still a time when hardly anyone noticed the omission! Think of all the talent lost to history.

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    1. Oh, yes. Sofonisba Anguissola (born 1532), who was a rock star during her lifetime, was a rare exception. Check out her work, if you don’t know it, Barbara.

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