In a world traditionally dominated by men, the Fondazione CR Firenze and Advancing Women Artists (AWA) are shining a light on the significant contributions women made to the art world in the first half of the 20th century. Through November 18, 2018 ‘ARTISTE: Women Artists Firenze 1900-1950‘ will be open to the public as a part of the Heritage of Women Festival.
Two artists, Leonetta Pieraccini Cecchi and Fillide Giorgi Levasti are the focus of the exhibition. Cecchi’s work is known for featuring significant Florentines and scenes of domestic life. Levasti, on the other hand, is known for her still life paintings and her charming views of Florence. (The above image is hers, entitled Merenda alle Cascine.) AWA’s director Linda Falcone says of the women in the exhibition: ”Their stories must be told and their works revealed.”
The exhibition will display 40 pieces by female painters and sculptors with strong ties to Florence, with most works being shown to the public for the first time. The Fondazione CR Firenze’s president, Umberto Tombari says, ”This show provides a unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the quality of these female painters that are not well-known to the general public and it spurs us to reflect upon the role of women in general and their contribution to the cultural sphere.” — Danielle Abbazia
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