A Woman’s World – Women Artists of Florence with Context Travel

Sheila Barker of Context Travel and Advancing Women Artists shares the wonder and beauty of women artists in Florence from the Pitti Palace to the facade of the Duomo.

We talk about the famous Artemisia Gentileschi and her vivid and life-like work; most famously her depiction of Judith Slaying Holofernes.

Giovanna Garzoni is discussed and her glorious paintings in the spirit of still life meets botanical illustration.  Truly amazing.

Finally we discuss Suor Plautilla Nelli and her religious paintings that remind me of Raphael’s early work.

This is a tour not to be missed by Context Travel.  Check it out at www.contexttravel.com

Visit www.advancingwomenartists.org and be sure to buy a copy of Art by Women in Florence: A Guide through Five Hundred Years written by AWA founder Jane Fortune and The Florentineeditor Linda Falcone.

I'm the host of the How to Tour Italy radio show. My goal is to bring the best of Italy to you through the show and my website.

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