Posted on 9 January 2019
Five decades of sustained research have transformed our understanding of early modern women artists. The earliest studies aimed to disrupt the masculinist canon by writing women into the history of art. This interventionist objective quickly broadened, however, as scholars staked out new areas of inquiry inspired by compelling questions of the present that were no less urgent in the past: among these areas of investigation are identity, agency, and intersectionality. Books in the series “Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque” take stock of this research to offer state-of-the-question analyses of their subjects.