The special exhibition of the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett “Muse oder Macherin (Muse or Doer)? Women in the Italian Art World 1400-1800” illuminates with around 90 works the life and work of female artists such as Rosalba Carriera, Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabetta Sirani, Diana Mantovana, Isabella d’Este, Christina of Sweden and others, whose works, fates and enormous influence on the art world of their time are partially forgotten today. The exhibition is on view until 4 June 2023.
During the Renaissance and Baroque, they outshone their fathers, brothers and husbands with their art, created and collected works that were coveted throughout Europe, knew how to market themselves and build networks. The protagonists of the exhibition are …
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Image above: Rosalba Carriera, Self portrait of the artist, around 1708, Red chalk on paper, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett Jörg P. Anders