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A very good documentary of women and Western art produced by BBC. Part One:   Part Two:

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The Leyster exhibit at the National Gallery of Art offers a rare opportunity to see and enjoy numerous works by this 17th-c. Dutch painter and her contemporaries, Frans Hals and jan Miense Molenaer.  Read more in the Washington Post, July 3, 2009.

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As you read W. and M. Wittkower on Gentileschi, consider the language the authors use to describe Gentileschi, her personality, career, attitude(s), art, and the “case of seduction.” How do they describe Agostino Tassi and his actions? How does the “legend” of Gentileschi compare with Vasari’s account of Properzia dei Rossi? One theme we see […]

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For more information, see the article by Robin Givhan in The Washington Post, September 13, C1.

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A day late…but I found one last Mona Frida. What a delight it was to come to duPont Monday morning and discover Mona Frida on my office door… then Mona Frida everywhere in Melchers!  Just yesterday Mona Frida was everywhere…

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Images of women in art

The following is from Martha Burtis, UMW’s Director of Instructional Technology: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/nUDIoN-_Hxs” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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