Friday, July 13, 2018

A woman's work every 27 years

The National Gallery acquired an artwork made by a female artist for the first time in 27 years!
Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (1615-17) has become the first artwork by a female artist to the permanent collection of the National Gallery in London in 27 years. The work is only the 21st painting made by a female artist to enter the institution’s permanent collection; less than one percent of the National Gallery’s 2,300 artworks were made by a female artist.
Read it here.