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The Story of Women and Art
Why are so few paintings by women in the world's museums and galleries? In this three-part series, professor Amanda Vickery rescues female artists from the shadows of obscurity, giving them their rightful place in the history of Western Art. From the cloistered world of Renaissance Italy and Catholic Spain, through the industrial revolution of Britain and France, to the harsh desert landscape of New Mexico in the early 20th century, Amanda uncovers the stories of talented and tenacious women who overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fulfil their artistic ambitions. Among them are Renaissance sculptor Properzia de Rossi, who honed her skills using peach stones, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, a portraitist favoured by Marie Antoinette, and Berthe Morisot, who was once dubbed the purist of all Impressionists.

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Episodes
Ep 1
Story of Women and Art; The
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Story of Women and Art; The
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Ep 3
Story of Women and Art; The
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Story of Women and Art; The
Professor Amanda Vickery rescues female artists from the shadows of history, revealing stories of courage and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. In this episode, she journeys from Renaissance Italy to the Dutch Republic, digging in storerooms, convents and basements to discover hidden female artistry. (1 of 3)
Story of Women and Art; The
Amanda Vickery's journey to uncover the story of female creativity reaches the 18th century. Despite being regarded as second-class citizens when it came to art, this was an era when ingenious women seized a galaxy of fresh opportunities to stamp their creativity on the age. (2 of 3)
Story of Women and Art; The
Dr. Amanda Vickery shows how creative opportunities for women exploded in the 20th century. This was a time when western women were demanding ever- increasing roles across society, and female artists found the strength to push the boundaries of art even further. (3 of 3)

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