April 15, 2016
Pastellist and painter Rosalba Carriera died on 15 April 1757 in Venice.

August 21, 2015
Evangelina Alciati – the first female painter to be admitted as a student to the Accademia Albertina in Turin – was born on this day in 1883.

September 27, 2014
Pastellist and painter Rosalba Carriera was admitted to the Accademia di San Luca in Rome on 27 September 1705.

September 18, 2014
blantonmuseum: Dog with a Biscuit and a Chinese Cup by Giovanna Garzoni, 1640s Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670) was among the first women painters to specialize in still life.

August 24, 2014
Lavinia Fontana was baptized on this day in 1552 in Bologna.

July 8, 2014
Artemesia Gentileschi was born on this day in 1593 in Rome.

January 29, 2014
Among the works that will be on view at the Guggenheim’s Italian Futurism retrospective are murals by Benedetta (d. 1977, née Cappa, wife of fellow futurist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (d. 1944).

November 27, 2013
Recently restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla have stirred the debate about whether women were leaders in the early Christian church.

August 11, 2013
Lavinia Fontana died on this day in Rome in 1614.

July 19, 2013
Artemesia Gentilleschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes will travel from the Uffizi in Florence to the Art institute of Chicago, where it will be on view from 17 October through 9 January.

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