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Title Sofonisba's lesson : a Renaissance artist and her work / Michael W. Cole.
Author Cole, Michael Wayne, 1969- author.
Publication Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Within a span of seven or eight years in the 1550s, the Italian painter Sofonisba Anguissola produced more self-portraits than any known painter before her had in a lifetime. She was the first known artist in history to take her parents and siblings as primary subject matter, and may have painted the first group portrait featuring only women. Cole examines Sofonisba's paintings as expressions of her relationships and networks, looking at why Sofonisba was able to become a great woman artist: at her father, who decided to allow her to be educated as a painter; at her teacher, Bernardino Campi; and at her relationships with her students, sisters, and patrons, who included the Queen of Spain. Cole demonstrates that Sofonisba made teaching and education a central theme of her painting. The book also provides the first complete catalogue of all of Sofonisba's known works"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Anguissola, Sofonisba, approximately 1532 or 1533-1625 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Anguissola, Sofonisba, approximately 1532 or 1533-1625 -- Catalogues raisonnés.
Women painters -- Social networks -- Italy.
ISBN 9780691198323
0691198322

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