Where are the Women Artists of the Renaissance?

Dec 7, 2023 | Culture, Environmental, Videos

Five hundred years is a long time to be overlooked. For centuries, talented female Italian Renaissance

The Advancing Women Artists Foundation is working to bring the works of Italy’s forgotten female artists of the Renaissance out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Led by Linda Falcone, this ambitious project seeks to re-establish these women artists as integral figures in one of humanity’s most remarkable periods.

For centuries, talented female painters, sculptors, and frescoists have been ignored and overlooked in Italian Renaissance history. While their male counterparts such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli are widely celebrated, these women have remained largely unknown. Many attributed works have been misappropriated by male names throughout time and until recently very little was known about their identities or accomplishments. The Advancing Women Artists Foundation is committed to uncovering these hidden stories from our past and restoring them to their rightful place in art history.

In an effort to bring these forgotten female talents from the Renaissance years back into public view, Linda Falcone and her team at AWA are dedicatedly searching for lost works of art created by women during this era. They are also striving to build awareness about the difficulties faced by female artists throughout history both in Italy and around the world. Their mission is supported through donations as well as documentary films such as ‘Death Defying Acts: A Journey with Linda Falcone’. This inspiring film chronicles Linda’s work with AWA and highlights how she is challenging gender biases that limit artistic achievement by women even today.

If you are interested in learning more about this groundbreaking organization’s work or want to be inspired by Linda’s story then we encourage you to watch ‘Death Defying Acts: A Journey with Linda Falcone’ – a remarkable tale highlighting Linda’s commitment to restoring justice for Italy’s long-lost female artists of the Renaissance years!

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