Through the years there have been many talented women artists in Florence and on Monday, October 15th a presentation for Jane Fortune and Linda Falcone’s new book Art by Women in Florence: A Guide through Five Hundred Years. In this book they talk about the forgotten women artists of Florence and all that they have contributed to the great city and the world of art itself. The book is meant to recognize and give light to these women who have been over looked, and to admire all that they have created. The book has been published, in English, by the Advancing Women Artists Foundation and The Florentine Press. The authors in the book have pointed out where there are works by these women artists, as well as talking about their works. Proceeds from the book will go to supporting projects sponsored by the AWAF. These projects include researching, restoring and exhibiting artwork by women artists in Florence’s museums, and are carried out almost exclusively by women to further support the advancement of women in the art world. This book was created so that these women artist may finally claim their place within Florence’s cultural history.
To further promote the book and women artist a tour will be held this Friday, October 19th at 3pm in the Vasari Corridor. The Vasari Corridor’s collection holds over 400 works of art by 23 women. Authors Fortune and Falcone will accompany the tour members, as well as art historians specialized in women artists in the age of the Medici. The tour, which cost 60€, includes admission to the Vasari Corridor, a copy of the book and an aperitivo after the tour.
To make a reservation for the tour contact: firstname.lastname@example.org