Female Renaissance artists, like their male counterparts, were skilled artists who enjoyed the opulence and glory that art brought to their lives. They produced beautiful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, textiles, glassware, and other works that are still highly prized by collectors around the world. The most famous of female Renaissance artists was Madalice van Gogh. Her stained glass paintings, and star gazing, are still well known and greatly admired by art enthusiasts today.
Leonardo da Vinci is considered to be the father of the Italian Renaissance, as he was the first one to use the computer in creating designs. Many female Renaissance artists, including Lorenzo di Medici and Sandro Botticelli, were assistants to da Vinci. Women were also involved in the study of nature, creating some of the very first maps and charts that are still used today.
Another group of female Renaissance artists were the courtesans or “courtly women.” Courtly women artists produced charming paintings and sculptures that were immensely popular with the middle classes throughout Europe. Two groups of these women, the courtesans of the Medici and the Baroque artists of the Baroque time, were the forerunners of the art nouveau movement. The courtesans or “courtly women” included Jan Van Eyck and Baroque painter Mademoiselle de Scudery. The Baroque group of female Renaissance artists included artists like Michelangelo. Together, they changed the direction of European art forever.
One of the most important female renaissance artists was Anne Boleyn. Anne was the wife of King Henry II of England and mother to Henry’s two daughters. Her artistic skills were recognized right away and she soon became one of the first female artists to be exhibited in the famous galleries of the time. She illustrated publications for the courtiers, helped to shape the concept of the humble miser, and was a key supporter of the religious reform movements of the time. In addition, Anne Boleyn produced some of the most beautiful paintings of the time period, which are now on display in the British Museum.
During the Baroque period, the style of artwork was heavily influenced by the works of the Italian Renaissance. In fact, much of Italy’s art during this time period was focused on the works of Michelangelo and other Italian artists. Many of the subjects in these paintings were female figures like the Madonna and the Virgin Mary. Some were more realistic, but still included a strong theme of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. Most of these paintings belonged to the baroque period and continue to be popular today among female artists.
Florence was home to many female painters who enjoyed a great appreciation of beauty. These female artists were usually called “littieri.” Of all the Florentine artists, one of the most famous was Sandro Botticelli, who is best known for his depictions of Madonna and her lover, Pope Sixtus IV. Other female artists included Sandrine, Caravaggio, and Giotto Bellini.
Many artists from the Italian renaissance period went on to fame in other parts of the world. For example, Michelangelo moved to Rome after studying in Italy, where he helped perfect the statues that still stand at the Colliseum. Leonardo da Vinci is well known to the world from the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Vitruvian Man. Anne Of Geneva, Jan Van Eyck, and Marguerite Duplessis all became well-known in their own right from their time in Italy.
The female artists of the Italian renaissance were often respected for their contributions to the process of creating art. They also were often paid very little for their efforts. However, their artwork was often considered to be more realistic and more beautiful than that of male artists. There are many examples of female paintings that are now considered to be some of the most beautiful artwork in the world. Female Renaissance artists not only made beautiful paintings, but also were famous for teaching women how to appreciate art and use their creativity to express themselves creatively.