Sofonisba Anguissola January 02, 1527- May 20, 1625

Sofonisba Anguissola was born January 2, 1527 in Cremona, Italy, and died May 20, 1625 in Oxford, England.

Sofonisba Anguissola spent most of her life in Italy.

Anguissola was always into learning the liberal arts.

Anguissola mainly painted realistic portaits.

Sofonisba Anguissola was a professional painter in a male-dominated milieu. Anguissola was serious about her art and wanted her portraits to be realistic looking. Anguissola's mother was a minor noble, and her father was a land owner.

Anguissola had one patron, and he was Phillip II of Spain.

The name of the art piece is "Self Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola".

This art piece was created in 1561.

This self portrait is in a museum in Milan, Italy.

This art piece is significant, because it is a self portrait that she posed for and drew herself, and she was smiling, which was unique in portraits during the renaissance.

I think this piece is interesting, because she did it herself and she was dedicated to show her professionalism in art.

The artist liked her art to be realistic, and she mainly did portraits. Anguissola's art represented classicism, because it showed craftsmanship.

"Sofonisba Anguissola." Encyclopedia of World Biography, vol. 22, Gale, 2002. U.S. History in Context, Accessed 5 Dec. 2016.

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