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Women in Art in History


Women in Art in History

On the occasion of the "Women's Day" on 8 March celebrated in Zambia as a national holiday, the Embassy, in order to continue its journey of promoting Italian culture, wants to highlight the figure of the woman as an artist, highlight her role in modern art and in history.

Which women have mostly contributed to the development of Fine Arts over the last centuries? The Web-lecture "Women in Art" aims to give an answer to this question through a short chronological itinerary. Participants will be guided to the discovery of a still mysterious sector of Art History, spangled with the presence of influential women. Some of the leading painters of all time will be the protagonists of this narration: the nun Plautilla Nelli, the baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, the free spirit of Elisabeth Vigèe le Brun, the "new woman" Rosa Bonheur, the cosmopolitan Tamara de Lempicka and the gentle Frida Khalo. A virtual overview, to discover the exceptional contribution of these women to both Art History and Civil Rights development in Western society.

With the consolidated hybrid mode (online and physical presence) the event is organized for March 5th, 2021 at 3.00 pm at ZICC, through an online Webinar created by the Art Historian and Curator Dr. Consuelo Lollobrigida who will illustrate the role of women in the history of art from the XV century up to date, in collaboration with CHENA Art Gallery,  who will present some of their works with a three-day exhibition at the ZICC.

The Webinar Registration is available on out Youtube channel HERE