Eighteenth Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs

Eighteenth Century Women Artists Their Trials Tribulations and Triumphs The eighteenth century was an age when not only the aristocracy but also a burgeoning middle class had the opportunity to pursue their interest in the arts But these opportunities were generally ope

  • Title: Eighteenth Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs
  • Author: Caroline Chapman
  • ISBN: 9781910787502
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The eighteenth century was an age when not only the aristocracy, but also a burgeoning middle class, had the opportunity to pursue their interest in the arts But these opportunities were generally open only to men any woman who wished to succeed as an artist still had to overcome numerous obstacles In a society in which women were expected to marry, become mothers, andThe eighteenth century was an age when not only the aristocracy, but also a burgeoning middle class, had the opportunity to pursue their interest in the arts But these opportunities were generally open only to men any woman who wished to succeed as an artist still had to overcome numerous obstacles In a society in which women were expected to marry, become mothers, and conform to rigid social conventions, becoming a professional artist was a controversial choice Nevertheless, if a woman possessed charm and ambition, and united her talent with hard work, success was possible Eighteenth Century Women Artists celebrates the work of women who had the tenacity and skill and sometimes the necessary dash of luck to succeed against the odds Caroline Chapman examines the careers and working lives of celebrated artists like Angelica Kauffman and Elisabeth Vig e Le Brun as well as the equally interesting work of artists who have now mostly been forgotten In addition to discussing their varied artworks, Chapman considers artists studios, the functioning of the print market, how art was sold, the role of patrons, and the rise of the lady amateur It is enriched by over fifty color images, which offer a rich selection of art from the time.

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