The guardian | Hannah Ellis-Petersen:
Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Titian, Nelli. All were once greats of the Renaissance, though if the last name on the list doesn’t ring a bell with you, you could be forgiven. Like those of her male contemporaries, Plautilla Nelli’s Biblical paintings were masterful works of beauty, but, in a tale as old as patriarchy itself, she was written out of every Renaissance history book, dismissed as just another nun with a paintbrush.
Yet, in March, almost 500 years after Nelli was born, the Uffizi in Florence is to stage its first exhibition of her work; an attempt, says the Uffizi, to begin to correct the gender imbalance that still skews every major collection in the world… Read more
Image: The Guerrilla Girls … fighting back against gender bias in the arts. Photograph: David Parry/PA