Women Artists and their Companions
14.10.2023 - 28.01.2024
With the exhibition Ingenious Women. Women Artists and their Companions, the Bucerius Kunst Forum traces the careers of outstanding women artists from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. For the first time, the family context in which the women artists pursued their careers is addressed and made visible through juxtaposition with works by their fathers, brothers, husbands and fellow painters. Today often forgotten, female artists of their time were able to achieve extraordinary success in a wide variety of family constellations: They became court painters, teachers, entrepreneurs, and even publishers and were awarded the highest honours.
The exhibition presents a total of 26 women artists and around 140 works, by artists including works by Sofonisba Anguissola, Judith Leyster, Marietta Robusti (Tintoretto's daughter) and Angelika Kauffmann. Masterful portraits, still lifes and historical scenes in painting, drawing and prints from all over Europe, ranging from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to early Neoclassicism will be brought together in Hamburg. For the first time, works by women artists will be juxtaposed with those of their male colleagues in such a pointed way that both formal and stylistic similarities and differences will come to the fore.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Bucerius Kunst Club.
Bildnachweis: Angelika Kauffmann: Klio, Muse der Geschichtsschreibung, um 1770/75 Schaezlerpalais – Deutsche Barockgalerie, Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg © Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg, Foto: Andreas Brücklmair
Busses 3/4/5/6/31/34/35/36/37/109 Rathausmarkt
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