Monday, August 24, 2015
Early Female Artist Lavinia Fontana
Lavinia Fontana was born august 24th , 1552 in Bologna. The Daughter of a painter and teacher teacher of the art school in Bologna Lavina would be come a great Italian painter that took a stand that many females in that time period did not do. She was the first woman to paint female nudes. A hard worker who was the main breadwinner of a family of 13. She is considered by many to be the first woman artist to work within the same sphere as her male counterparts. She created her first painting at the age of 23.