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Female Artist of 17th century Italy and North Europe

Choose one woman artist whose career was active during the period of the Renaissance to the 17th century in Italy, and one woman artist from Northern Europe. Compare and contrast their lives, their work and the factors that in their respective regions in Europe permitted them as women to be artists. Refer to specific examples of your chosen artists' work. Give the title and a brief description of the content as a means of furthering the contrast between the ares of Europe at that time.

maximum 300 words with reference note.
http://www.bakeru.edu/faculty/adaugherty/wc/module5/artists.html

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As you choose one woman artist whose career was active during the period of the Renaissance to the 17th century in Italy, I am enthralled by Sofonisba Anguissola. She is deemed as revolutionary, I feel, since she is "...the first important woman artist of the renaissance" (.pdf file).

As you discuss her life, she was sent by her father to study with the artist, Bernardine Campi. This training was very unconventional since it meant that she would not require a dowry. Sofonisba was also a child prodigy, who attracted "...the attention of Michelangelo, Vasari, and Cosimo de Medici" (pdf file).

In terms of her career achievements, she earned acclaim as a portrait painter. ...

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300 words with reference note assess briefly one woman artist whose career was active during the period of the Renaissance to the 17th century in Italy, and one woman artist from Northern Europe. A short comparison is offered.

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