LOOKING AT THE UNDERRATED: Women Artists Part III from 1680 to 1740: From Mary Beale and Rosalba Carriera to Angelika Kauffman

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 00:00


Time:       10.30 for 10.45 – 3. 30pm   

Venue:     Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF

Lecturer:  Clare Ford-Wille

Cost:          £38  There are no facilities for coffee

The day will begin with the life and career of the late 17th century British artist Mary Beale, much admired by Peter Lely and her Dutch contemporaries, the flower painter Rachel Ruysch and the intrepid botanist and superb watercolourist, Maria Sibylla Merian, who travelled to Suriname to explore and record the insects in watercolours in the Russian and British royal collections. The technique of pastel was developed in the sensitive portraits by the Venetian, Rosalba Carriera, who was celebrated at the French court, where French artists would take up her pioneering ideas. The day will end with the Swiss youthful prodigy, Angelika Kauffmann, a founding member of the Royal Academy. An exhibition celebrating her was to be held at the Royal Academy in 2020 but, because of the pandemic, never took place. This will be an opportunity to commemorate her career.

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