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CONFÉRENCE - LES DEVANCIÈRES, SOFONISBA, ANGUISSOLA, LAVINIA FONTANA, ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI

Lecture in Carcassonne

  • Behind this question emerge others which question the past as much as the present: why are there not more women artists? Is there a typically feminine art? Are there any similarities in the works of women artists that should be emphasized? What strategies have those who, despite the difficulties, wished to practice and make their art known? What did the critics think of these women painters or sculptors? What vision did male artists have for them? Speaker: Marie-Laure Ruiz-Maugis, art...
    Behind this question emerge others which question the past as much as the present: why are there not more women artists? Is there a typically feminine art? Are there any similarities in the works of women artists that should be emphasized? What strategies have those who, despite the difficulties, wished to practice and make their art known? What did the critics think of these women painters or sculptors? What vision did male artists have for them? Speaker: Marie-Laure Ruiz-Maugis, art historian Talking about women artists invites us to question as much the conditions reserved for women in the past, particularly in terms of access to knowledge and learning, as to question the speeches of the theory of art. Indeed, from the Renaissance, painting was considered an intellectual activity and no longer just mechanical. However, women are denied the qualities necessary for this activity: reason, metrics, logic and other cognitive faculties. However, women such as Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana and a little later Artemisia Gentileschi managed to reach the rank of artists. Women of character, exercising in different pictorial genres, they have been able to respond to public and private orders.