Bring female artists out of storage

As shown in The Guardian

Public galleries seem tacitly to endorse the conservative view, exemplified by Brian Sewell’s assertion that “only men are capable of aesthetic greatness”. But painters and sculptors were artisans working within family-based workshops, just like tailors, locksmiths, goldsmiths and cabinetmakers. Art was a trade. Few paintings were the product of a single hand – only the face and hands might be the work of the “master”. The male artist’s brand was a fiction. Marietta Tintoretto worked alongside her father in Venice, Barbara Longhi beside her brother in Ravenna, their labour a vital constituent of the family economy, but unrecognised outside the workshop.

Some of the artists mentioned in the story
Artemisia Gentileshi
Judith Leyster
Clara Peters

Journal Comments

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