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Seventeen artists - who just happen to be women

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The Didsbury Parsonage Trust

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Manchester

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An exploration of seventeen female artists throughout the centuries, from the medieval to the present time

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After having been presented twice at The Portico Library in 2018 and 2019, these sessions are back to a new venue, in the heart of Didsbury.

The series will present seventeen artistic personalities, selecting some examples from different centuries: we will look at their lives and their art, put them into context and, as a result of the analysis of their biographies, we will acknowledge how their identity as female artists affected their careers, their work and their role for the following generations.

About the series

Since the radical “Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum?” (1989) by the Guerrilla Girls, the art world has been facing an increasing movement which challenges its predominantly male structure.

It is impossible to modify retrospectively the canon that has ruled for centuries, made up almost exclusively of male artists; what we can do, instead, is use our modern consciousness to change our perspective, to discover, welcome and recognise those artists whose contribution to the History of Art has been so far overlooked, at least partly due to the fact that they were women.

The project has emerged from the combined research of contemporary artist Jane Fairhurst (http://www.janefairhurst.co.uk) and the work of art historian Sara Riccardi. The sessions are led by Sara, while Jane will informally add her point of view as an artist, opening up to moments of conversation throughout some of the sessions; Jane will then present her own in the final part of the last session.

The four sessions can be joined as stand-alone events or attended as a course to receive the full benefit of Sara’s inspiring teaching style. These sessions are perfect for anyone who wishes to strengthen their knowledge of the History of Art through focusing on the work of female artists.

Artists presented

18 January: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1535-1625), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652), Judith Leyster (1609-1660)

1 February: Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Luisa Ignacia Roldan (1652-1706), Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750), Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757)

15 February: Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807), Élizabeth Vigée-LeBrun (1755-1842), Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), Elizabeth Thompson (1846-1933)

22 February: Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-after 1911), Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), and Jane Fairhurst (b. 1953)

About the speaker

Sara Riccardi is an art historian, founder of Art Across (https://www.artacross.co.uk), and she works as a freelance lecturer creating and delivering a variety of courses and events that aim to be engaging and informative. She has previously participated in Didsbury Arts Festival 2019, with an event on the Cabinets of Curiosities, and has delivered events at venues including The Portico Library, the Whitworth, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Central Library, as well as contributing to a programme on BBC Radio4.

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M20 2RQ

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