The Uffizi Gallery will present an exhibition of the artist’s first Renaissance
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is going to correct historical gender greatest injustice: since March of this year, one of the oldest museums in the world is going to organize more shows of women artists. The first exhibition will be devoted to the work Suor Plavtilly Nelly (Suor Plautilla Nelli, 1523-1587), a nun, which is known as the first artist of the Renaissance. The exposition will open on March 8, International Women’s Day, and two weeks later in another Florentine Museum - Pitti Palace, will host an exhibition of self-portraits of the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig and feminist (Maria Lassnig).
«The exhibition Plavtilly Nelly will be the first in a series of annual exhibitions devoted to women artists,» - said Eike Schmidt (Eike Schmidt), the director of the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace. - «The exhibition will include about ten Nelly paintings, some of which have only recently been identified as belonging to her wrist. Before that, they were kept in churches and museums all over central Italy. There will also be presented with her works, written in the monastery of the Order of the Dominicans. «
The initiative was supported by other major museums of the world. Grand Palace on the Champs Elysees in Paris, the exhibition will present the works of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Le Brun), which last year exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In October last year, the Prado Museum in Madrid has opened the first solo exhibition of women artists. Her heroine was Clara Peters (Clara Peeters).
«Women are among the most famous contemporary artists, but then the question arises: when it started, when women were able to establish themselves in the arts, which they left the trail in the history of art? I think that today, albeit belatedly, we are ready to answer all these questions. «
Творчество Суор Плавтиллы Нелли до сих пор не слишком всем известно. Очень жаль. Художница достойная!
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