Inspiring Women Artists of the Renaissance
There were great women artists in the Renaissance though we have rarely heard of them. During this time art played a critical role in society, especially in disseminating the fame of the artist. In this respect, portraiture, a new and burgeoning genre was of great importance in defining the role of the Renaissance virtuosa. It is testament to the artistic passion of these Renaissance women that they managed to work as artists at all and now their stories are more and more being revealed and revered.
Lorraine Kypiotis is a senior lecturer in Art History and Theory at the National Art School in Sydney, and a popular guest on ABC Radio.