Thursday, March 2, 2017

Women's History Month: 8 Books About Women Artists in the 18th Century

In honor of Women's History Month, (almost) every day in March I will be posting something related to women's history, in particular women's history related to the 18th century and 18th-19th century France. Book suggestions, paintings, films, and so much more. I hope that there will be something for everyone this month--please enjoy!

8 Books About Women Artists in the 18th Century

The 18th-century saw a significant rise in women artists who were--not always without contention--becoming more prominent in both artistic, social and even political circles. From royal portraitists to prolific still-life painters, 18th-century women artists left an undeniable mark on the era. The following are 8 books about women artists in the 18th century to read and enjoy!

Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and other French National Collections by Laura Aurrichio

Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Melissa Hyde

Adelaide Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution by Laura Auricchio

Vigee Le Brun by Katharine Baetjer, Joseph Baillio, and Paul Lang

Angelica Kauffman: Art and Sensibility by Angela Rosenthal

Anne Vallayer Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie Antoinette by Eik Kanhg

Divided Affections The Extraordinary Life of Maria Cosway by Carol Brunell

The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist by Jonathan David Gross

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