Art by Women in Florence
A Guide Through Five Hundred Years
Authors: Jane Fortune and Linda Falcone
Genre: Pocket guide
Publisher: B’Gruppo srl (Prato)
The Florentine Press Series, October 2011
Pages: 128 pages, full-color photos
Florence, Italy has always been a center for women artists—whether Medici court painters, Grand Tour copy artists or the world’s most highly acclaimed portraitists. Experience the works of Florence’s most renowned women painters and sculptors and see the famed city from a whole different perspective. Art by Women in Florence: A Guide through Five Hundred Years, by Jane Fortune and Linda Falcone, is an essential pocket-guide that takes readers into meditative monasteries and through enchanting Medici villas, libraries and churches. Be inspired by the spiritual masterpieces of sixteenth-century artist Suor Plautilla Nelli, the first woman painter of Florence, and learn more about Artemisia Gentileschi’s gripping paintings of violent revenge. View dozens of miniature still-life masterpieces in Palazzo Pitti or spend a unique afternoon scrutinizing self-portraits in the Vasari Corridor, Florence’s most populated venue for female artists. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a veteran traveler, this guidebook provides a new outlook, spotlighting 80 works by 60 artists. The first and only guide of its kind, it reveals a side of Florence that simply must not be missed!