• Elisabetta Sirani. Supported her family through her art and opened a school for other female artists

    23 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    Anyone who thinks that all great classical artists were men is wrong. Here's Elisabetta Sirani who, in the 1600s, depicted women throwing their rapists into wells, wielding the sword of justice, chopping off men's heads. AND she opened a school for other female artists.
    Self portrait as an allegory of painting
    According to written records, when she died at 27, the Italian artist Elisabetta Sirani had already produced 200 paintings, drawings, and etchings. The cause of death was probably peritonitis, due to a ruptured ulcer, although there were rumors of poison, common for the era. An...
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