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These Women Artists Influenced the Renaissance and Baroque

Being a female artist in Europe between the 15th and 17th centuries was, unsurprisingly, incredibly difficult. In the Cinquecento in Italy, for example, leading male artists were crowned with the term virtuoso (which translates to “mortal god”), while women artists were widely overlooked and given few opportunities to create. But they still did.

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