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A Tale of Two Pioneering Women Painters in Renaissance Italy

Lavinia Fontana, “Mars and Venus” (ca. 1595), oil on canvas, Madrid, Fundación Casa de Alba

At a time when women were seen as incapable of serious creative or intellectual activity, Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana gained international renown for their exceptional bodies of work.

Source: A Tale of Two Pioneering Women Painters in Renaissance Italy