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The Changing role of Women Artists in 18th Century Europe £4

Gail-Nina Anderson Lecture Series - 1/3

This was the period when changing attitudes to art education and the social role of the artist allowed the female practitioner to emerge as an independent professional, with the possibility of a career that brought her into contact with the highest pinnacles of society. Rosalba Carriera in Venice, Madame Vigee Le Brun and Adélaide Labille-Guiard in France and Angelica Kauffmann in England all excelled in the sort of stylish imagery tha helped make female artists fashionable.

There are two further lectures in this series:

Monday 11th June 6pm - Women Artists in 19th Century France

Monday 18th June 6pm - Women Artists in Vistorian Britain

 

Picture (right) Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
Self Portrait

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