If you can't be in Madrid this month to see the exhibit of Sofonisba Anguissola's paintings at the Prado, come to The Commonwealth Club instead to hear all about this fascinating female Renaissance artist. Donna DiGiuseppe will describe why she turned Anguissola's biographical details into a novel, Anguissola's artistic apprenticeship with Bernardino Campi and the difficult process of cataloguing her work, which wasn't always signed. But Anguissola's legacy lives on in Italy, and her direct descendant, Count Ferrante Anguissola D'Altoe, recently wrote that Lady in Ermine captures Anguissola's 16th century, from lavish court life to its treatment of women. The reader roots for Anguissola to achieve her dream to paint the king and overcome the challenges of being a Renaissance woman painter.
Banner image of "The Chess Game" by Sofonisba Anguissola (public domain)
February 4, 2020
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Max Thelen Boardroom San Francisco, 94105 United States
Author, Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance
5:30 p.m. check-in 6 p.m. program
7 p.m. book signing
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