Save Venice target Works by Women Artists

February 18 2022

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Art Newspaper have published an article on the conservation charity Save Venice's new initiative to raise money to conserve 30 works by Women Artists.

The idea was hatched during the restoration of a Tintoretto which is kept in the same church as a neglected picture by Giulia Lama (1681-1747) (another of Lama's works is pictured above):

“The minute [the spandrels] started to come out from all of this grime, people went, ‘Right, we know this artist. There’s work by her in the Accademia, major altarpieces… Wait a minute, why are we not paying more attention to Giulia Lama?’” recalls Tracy Cooper, a Save Venice board member and art history professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, who is leading research for the organisation’s Women Artists of Venice (WAV) programme.

Other works on the radar include paintings by the likes of Irene di Spilimbergo (who studied briefly under Titian), the 17th-century portraitist Chiara Varotari, Bernardina di Zuan Mathio, Caterina Tarabotti and Marietta Robusti.

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