A world of our own: women as artists since the Renaissance
This stirring account documents the centuries-long struggle of gifted women who confronted the exclusionary tactics of a male-dominated art establishment but pressed ahead undaunted to gain public acceptance as sought-after professional artists.
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preface Why women?
chapter l OUT OF THE SHADOWS 15001600
chapter 3 OBJECTS OF FASCINATION 17501850
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