(A nineteenth century engraving of Fontana’s painting is helpful in seeing these details.) Lavinia Fontana. If you are interested in seeing information about the remaining three self-portraits which are not discussed in this post, see article by Bohn. Lavinia Fontana, autoportrait; ca. 4 Jul. Le Jour ni l'Heure 3744 : Lavinia Fontana Zappi, 1552-1614, autoportrait (? XVIIIe 14siècles, notamment chez Sofonisba Anguissola , Lavinia Fontana (fig. The inscription in the right-hand corner of her portrait states: “Lavinia Fontana married into the Zappi family made this 1579.” In fact, this reference to her marriage was advantageous not only for purposes of societal decorum, but also a way to emphasize her social status, since the Zappi family held a comparatively high status in society. I think this Latin inscription is rather interesting, since it is indicative of the social situation for female Renaissance artists. Her face, which looks forward openly, has strong features and clear skin. Lavinia Fontana, born in Bologna in 1552 to Prospero Fontana, became one of the most popular Italian painters of her time. She continued on to create devotional pieces in larger scale and was successful until her death in 1614 at the age of 62. On the other hand, the musical instrument also indicates an awareness of the relationship between musical talent and artistic capability. Dec 9, 2014 - ‘Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez’ was created in 1595 by Lavinia Fontana in Mannerism (Late Renaissance) style. For an example of extreme modesty in portraiture, see Sophonisba Anguissola’s. Lavinia Fontana (August 24 1552-August 11 1614) was an Italian painter. Lavinia Fontana. Lavinia Fontana: Liste d'œuvres - Toutes les œuvres par date 1→10. Renaud Camus has uploaded 26082 photos to Flickr. Hello Monica, I believe it correct that your brother, Hasan Niyazi, owned a web site called 3pipe.net. Once again, Fontana is careful in how she has presented herself (in order to meet societal expectations). It is not until Lavinia Fontana’s Self Portrait at the Keyboard of 1577 and shortly after, her Self Portrait in the Studiolo from 1579, that the first portrait directly referring to the artist’s vocation, artistic labor, appears. Emma Barker, Nick Webb, and Kim Woods (London: Yale University Press, 1999), 72-74. Cantaro, Lavinia Fontana Bolognese 'pittora singolare' 1552-1614, Rome, 1989, no. Née à Bologne en 1552, Lavinia Fontana étudie la peinture maniériste auprès de son père, Prospero Fontana (1512 env.-1597), représentant mineur de l'école bolognaise. Print. (15) However, Fontana’s self portrait provides an allusion to artistic labor, with the placement of the easel behind her, a reminder of her artistic background and interests. Lavinia Fontana (August 24, 1552 – August 11, 1614) was a Bolognese Mannerist painter active in Bologna and Rome. New Haven: Yale University, 1989, 35-37. 244. 58.3 (1995): 381-406. Washington: DC: New Academia, 2009). An email notification will be sent whenever a new post appears on this site. all,Self -Portraits of Women Painters. 14 Simons, Patricia. Explore. She was trained by her father Prospero Fontanawho was a teacher at the School of Bologna. Vintage Mickey Art “Women in Frames: The Gaze, the Eye, the Profile in Renaissance Portraiture.” History Workshop. Along these lines, as a female blogger, I sometimes find myself concerned with how I portray myself in writing. 4 King, p. 67. Ciacon was a Spanish Dominican theologian and scholar who lived in Rome. My problem is that it is difficult for us to establish what the artist’s true values were. Hello Llana! Nonetheless, we can see that Fontana wanted to portray herself in a certain way, especially since she knew that her image was intended for display alongside portraits of other prominent individuals. See also Babette Bohn, “Female Self-Portraiture in Early Modern Bologna,” in Renaissance Studies 18, no. ), musée du château d'Udine, Frioul-Vénétie julienne, vendredi 26 août 2011, Explore Renaud Camus' photos on Flickr. She is one of my favourites! New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. Autoportrait dans l’atelier (1579) Huile sur cuivre, diamètre 16 cm, Galerie des Offices, Florence. I certainly feel that way. Nov 26, 2018 - Explore Gordana Kotur's board "lavinia fontana" on Pinterest. Le Jour ni l'Heure 3744 : Lavinia Fontana Zappi, 1552-1614, autoportrait (? She can’t be helping Lavinia, because in that case the music would stand before the eyes of the player, so what then? See Liana De Girolami Cheney, et. Fue hija del pintor Prospero Fontana, pintor de la escuela de Bolonia, que le enseñó el oficio. This month marks one year since my friend Hasan Niyazi, blogger from Three Pipe Problem, unexpectedly passed away. 19.1 (1998): 3-8. Although I don’t feel that I experience the same difficulties as women in the Renaissance period, I experience an element of self-awareness when I need to portray myself (either visually or in writing). Her family relied on her career as a painter, and her husband served as her agent and rai… Italie, 1552-1614. . (3). Le Jour ni l'Heure 3744 : Lavinia Fontana Zappi, 1552-1614, autoportrait (? Découvrez vos propres épingles sur Pinterest et enregistrez-les. I also miss the enthusiastic emails, comments, and tweets that he would write. 'Pine Cones' . In addition, her knowledge and learning are emphasized by the fact that she includes a Latin inscription in the upper corner of the canvas. 5 is 2018 - Explorez le tableau « Lavinia Fontana » de Dieu Dorian, auquel 324 utilisateurs de Pinterest sont abonnés. Lavinia Fontana, Autoportrait (1588) Une autre artiste (re)connue s’adonne aux autoportraits délégués : Lavinia Fontana. 1 Kemp, Martin, ed. (13) Since, “the ‘emblematic significance’ of dress made possible the visible marking out of one’s parental and marital identity,” her clothing choice seems skillfully chosen. 7 King, 73. Son père est peintre de la contre-réforme très en vogue auprès des papes. He is sorely missed. 40. Née à Bologne en 1552, Lavinia Fontana étudie la peinture maniériste auprès de son père, Prospero Fontana (1512 env.-1597), représentant mineur de l'école bolognaise. Required fields are marked *, You may use these HTML tags and attributes:
. It’s nice to hear from another art historian who loves Lavinia Fontana! Auto-portrait à l’épinette, Lavinia Fontana, huile sur toile, 1577, Rome, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca . A la différence de sa consoeur ainée, spécialisée dans les portraits, elle exécutait des grandes commandes publiques aux sujets mythologiques et … 401. Lavinia Fontana was an Italian painting who was known as the first female painter to paint female nudes. Elle est née à Bologne , fille de Prospero Fontana , qui était un peintre de l' école de Bologne . I would like to examine two of these self-portraits, including my own ideas with those that have been previously presented by Catherine King and Babette Bohn.1 I think these two portraits are quite revealing in terms of what Fontana felt was important to communicate about herself. Hi Dilshat! Previously, in 1998, I presented a lecture to an international symposium at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (May 9, 1998) on “Lavinia Fontana’s Self-Portraits,”where I unveiled this symbolism. wide circle of his admirers. Also, this uncertainty protected her from the “perception, inherited from her father, of the greater regard for scholars than for artists in Bologna.” (19) She is shown in a position which sends the message that she is inspired by both intellectual and creative activity. As with the marriage portrait, Fontana opts to emphasize her learning and wealth. Also, because this portrait would be presented next to Sophonisba’s, Fontana most likely attempted to keep up with or even outdo her contemporary. Lavinia Fontana est l'unique enfant de Prospero Fontana et d'Antonia de' Bonardis. ), musée du château d'Udine, Frioul-Vénétie julienne, vendredi 26 août 2011, Explore Renaud Camus' photos on Flickr. Vintage Art. 28 déc. 4a.7, p. 64).Created as a marriage portrait for her … Autoportrait. I assumed that she is bringing music for Lavinia to play. he definitely had very good insights into western art from which a much larger community Lavinia Fontana’s Self-Portrait and Gender Lavinia Fontana, Self Portrait In a Tondo, 1579 Lavinia Fontana’s self-portrait from 1579 has long been of interest to me. Although I am hopeful that the job market for women in academia is ever-improving (and equalizing), I think many women still feel cautious in how they present themselves in the academic world (in order to keep a competitive edge against men). Unsurprisingly, virginity was highly desired by prospective husbands at the time, but I think that Fontana mentions her virginity to fit further societal expectations. contact with his thought. Rather painting endures… Painting satisfying the sense of sight is more noble than music which only satisfies hearing. Lavinia Fontana (Bolonia, bautizada el 24 de agosto de 1552-Roma, 11 de agosto de 1614) fue una pintora italiana del primer barroco. There, she thrived again with the upperclass and formed strong bonds with many noblewomen in her district. Lavinia Fontana, Autoportrait au Clavicorde avec un serviteur, 1577. I’m sure that I could be responsible for any reasonable hosting 4 Murphy, Caroline P. Lavinia Fontana : a painter and her patrons in sixteenth-century Bologna. Après son père, son mari lui trouve ses commanditaires, diffuse et vend ses œuvres. (10). Lavinia Fontana (August 24, 1552 – August 11, 1614) was an Italian painter. 5 Jul. Or maybe improving an existing one? The present picture is a fine studio replica of the earliest known self-portrait by Lavinia Fontana, painted in 1575 and now preserved in a private Roman collection (M.T. Commission yourself a portrait today! 2012. I’ve included that citation in the footnote and updated it accordingly. all, Self-Portraits of Women Painters (London: Ashgate/Scolar Press, 2000), p. 60 (revised. 24 sept. 2020 - Explorez le tableau « Lavinia FONTANA ( 1552 - 1614 ) » de CLODROCK, auquel 150 utilisateurs de Pinterest sont abonnés. Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1630s, Royal Collection. 29 mars 2018 - Cette épingle a été découverte par Dmitriy Makeev. I think blog posts are my equivalent for self-portraits, especially since I’m not an artist! That might have been acceptable to van Gogh, but almost every other artist wanted acceptance, admiration and a steady income stream. Re your note that Fontana was careful in how she had presented herself, in order to meet societal expectations. Thank you for making the corrections. Le Jour ni l'Heure 3744 : Lavinia Fontana Zappi, 1552-1614, autoportrait (? Fontana looks confident and comfortable in her environment, even though this is the only self-portrait from the sixteenth century in which a female is seem studying the antique nude. Mar 27, 2016 - Lavinia FONTANA, Portrait d’homme assis feuilletant un livre, dit Portrait du sénateur Orsini.JPG (11) While there is no evidence that Fontana actually played a musical instrument, her choice to include the keyboard “elevated herself from dilettante to professional… from one who practices a craft to someone with skills equal to that of the musician, poet, writer, and philosopher.” (12) This helped, too, with elevating her social and economic status in Renaissance society. (17) Ciacon knew of Fontana’s work and requested she send him “a little portrait of yourself… which can then accompany that of Sophonisba which shall thus be seen and looked at and recognized by everyone as it shall be made into a print among those five hundred illustrious men and women which shall be engraved in copper at the expense of his Grace the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.” (18). Our embroidery kit…. ), musée du château d'Udine, Frioul-Vénétie julienne, vendredi 26 août 2011, Explore Renaud Camus' photos on Flickr. Lavinia Fontana : le triomphe au féminin Un nouveau pas en avant s’accomplit sous le pinceau de Lavinia Fontana (1552–1614). Your email address will not be published. Agreed totally, since an artist who did not meet societal expectations was unlikely to find a market for his/her paintings. Lavinia FONTANA, "L'homme sauvage" Histoire & Image, L2 Histoire Lyon Nous traiterons ici, à partir du portrait de Tognina Gonsalvus peint par Lavinia Fontana, de la vie de l'artiste et de la signification du tableau, aussi en le replaçant dans une plus large perspective des représentations de ces raretés de la nature, mi-hommes mi-animaux, dont l'iconographie est remplie à l'époque moderne. (20) Her confidence and use of male statuettes “re-defines the feminine” and confronts taboos. See more ideas about fontana, female artists, portrait. Fontana’s earliest self-portrait is quite unique, since it was created as a marriage portrait. 17 King, Catherine. 1) ou encore Artemisia Gentileschi15 qui se représentent en musiciennes. L'auto-portrait a été peint par Lavinia Fontana donner à Saverio Zappi, son futur beau-en fait, elle a épousé en 1577 Giovan Paolo Zappi, appartenant à une famille noble d'Imola. I am currently in the process of restoring the content of 3pipe.net, I was lacking the technical knowledge but have now found someone to assist with that. Lavinia Fontana learned painting from her father, Prospero Fontana, who was a highly-respected artist in Bologna. Find more prominent … Lavinia Fontana (née en 1552 à Bologne, morte en 1614 à Rome) est issue d’une famille bolonaise. The following post first appeared on Three Pipe Problem in March 2011. (9) Because she would marry a man with higher social status than her own, it was imperative that she appear to be of a higher status than perhaps she really was. There are five self-portraits by Lavinia Fontana that are known: four paintings and one drawing. Biography Lavinia Fontana was born in Bologna, the daughter of the painter Prospero Fontana, who was a prominent painter of the School of Bologna at the time and served as her teacher. She was one of the first women to execute large, publicly commissioned figure paintings. which could be re-hosted? Her earliest known work, "Child of the Monkey", was painted in 1575 at the age of 23. all, Lavinia Fontana’s ‘Self-Portrait’ and Gender.”, RT @geminicat7: ✨ Until tomorrow ... Lavinia Fontana. Besides evoking interesting points about chastity and propriety, the inscriptions are a reminder that the status of a woman was based on marriage, even as she shed her own identity. Son autoportrait (Autoportrait au clavicorde, accompagnée de sa servante)et qui date de 1577 ou 78, elle a 25 ans, nous montre en plus qu'elle est belle et qu'elle est musicienne ! (4) Self Portrait at the Keyboard was a painting produced by Fontana for her future father-in-law, Severo Zappi. Fontana presents herself as a confident and fairly attractive woman. Did she welcome the idea of marrying into a high status family or did she find them pompous bores? • 1577 : Autoportrait au clavicorde accompagné d'une servante, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome. Biography. (16) He owned what he called a museo, which in essence, was a gallery of five hundred illustrious women and men of the time. 2014 - Découvrez le tableau "Lavinia Fontana" de Mori Mori sur Pinterest. In fact, the painting could be viewed in its entirety as a love knot– as a gift for the bethrothed.” (8) The expensive musical instrument suggests, perhaps falsely, that the Fontana family is financially stable, if not downright wealthy. “Lavinia Fontana’s “Self-Portrait Making Music’.” Woman’s Art Journal. bobconsoli@gmail.com. Lavinia Fontana (1552–1614), Self-Portrait at the Clavichord with a Servant, 1577, oil on canvas, 27 x 24 cm, Rome, Accademia di San Luca. London: Ashgate/Scolar Press, 2000, p. 60 (revised. 6 Name also appears in art history texts as Alonso Chaçon and Alfonso Chacon. Although I appreciate your writing on Lavinia Fontana. Selle eelvaate suurus: 524 × 600 pikslit. For instance, my mother and women of her generation still signed their names as Mrs. Husband’s Name, as if they were subsumed by their marriage. Renaud Camus has uploaded 25646 photos to Flickr. Thank you for your citation and information. Follow the links above for analysis and research on specific paintings. at the time and served as her teacher. While emphasizing good social status was important for all painters during the Renaissance, it was especially important for females whose self portraits were often the first image seen by their future husbands. The present picture is a fine studio replica of the earliest known self-portrait by Lavinia Fontana, painted in 1575 and now preserved in a private Roman collection (M.T. The red knot that is placed on the instrument was a symbol of love and betrothal at the time, which can also tie into Fontana’s interest in maintaining social decorum. musical notation) to Lavinia, which ultimately stresses Lavinia’s education as one who can read music? 2012. Lavinia Fontana va juste après Sofonisba Anquissola dans la liste des célèbres peintres de l´époque de la Renaissance. ), musée du château d'Udine, Frioul-Vénétie julienne, vendredi 26 août 2011, Explore Renaud Camus' photos on Flickr. Hels says: October 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm. Renaud Camus has uploaded 25965 photos to Flickr. (1988): 4-30. Renaud Camus has uploaded 25646 photos to Flickr. Lavinia Fontana, Self-portrait at the Clavichord with a Servant, 1577. As an art historian who is interested in female artists, I am particularly intrigued by the way that Lavinia Fontana chose to depict herself in self-portraits. Renaud Camus has uploaded 25646 photos to Flickr. Artemisia Gentileschi , Autoportrait comme allégorie de la peinture , années 1630, Collection royale . 12 janv. Antonietta Gonzalez (as well as her father, two sisters and other family members) had hypertrichosis (also … In the meantime, I would like to make this post I wrote available again, in Hasan’s memory. Print. As Catherine King points out that in terms of self-portraiture, “the act of showing oneself to another was very different for a young woman than it was for a young man.”4 Hence, female artists needed to be careful in how they presented themselves in portraits. Dear Ms. Celalettin, D.874.15 À la fin de la Renaissance, Lavinia Fontana est une artiste réputée et l’une des toutes premières femmes Do you, by chance, have any ideas? 18.2 (2004): 239-86. The red knot that is placed on the instrument was a symbol of love and betrothal at the time, which can also tie into Fontana’s interest in maintaining social decorum. With good wishes, Liana. your own Pins on Pinterest I thought that this month I would post one or two of the guests posts that I wrote for Hasan’s blog. Son père est peintre de la contre-réforme très en vogue auprès des papes. Ms. Celalettin has written back to me just now and this is what she has to say: Thank you for reaching out to me and for the condolances, Hasan Niyazi is my brother. Lavinia Fontana, Autoportrait (1588) Une autre artiste (re)connue s’adonne aux autoportraits délégués : Lavinia Fontana. I will let you know if anything comes of it. Lavinia Fontana (Bolonia, bautizada el 24 de agosto de 1552-Roma, 11 de agosto de 1614) fue una pintora italiana del primer barroco.Fue una de las pintoras más importantes de su época, dirigió su propio taller [1] y fue pintora oficial de la corte del papa Clemente VIII.. Sep 23, 2020 - Lavinia Fontana – Self-portrait at the clavichord with maid-servant [1577] Selbstportrait am Clavichord mit Dienerin [1577] Rom, Accademia di San Luca Lavinia Fontana, The Holy Family with Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1581. Découvrez vos propres épingles sur Pinterest et enregistrez-les. In addition, Fontana is interested in suggesting her wealth; she depicts herself in lavish clothing and she is sitting in an armchair (poor people owned only stools at this time).7. 4 King, p. 67. This might account for why the musical pages are tilted up at an angle, so they can be easily seen by the viewer. Voir plus d'idées sur le thème peintres italiens, femme peintre, mode renaissance. Vers la fin des années 1570, la jeune fille se fait connaître dans la ville par ses portraits, notamment l'Autoportrait au clavecin (1577, académie de Saint-Luc à Rome) et le très formaliste Famille Gozzadini (1584, pinacothèque de Bologne). Voir plus d'idées sur le thème femme peintre, peintres italiens, peintre. The red knot is also discussed in Caroline P. Murphy, Lavinia Fontana: A Painter and her Patrons in Sixteenth-century Bologna (New Haven and London, 2003), 41–3. Mar 16, 2015 - Find and follow posts tagged lavinia fontana on Tumblr. Lovely tribute, I hope Hasan’s blog comes back online at some point! Fontana’s dress, “with its slashed sleeves, her huge lace collar and heavy gold cross… ensure her appearance as a gentildonna, and thereby could reflect a social parity with Anguissola.” (22) The dress is on par with that of her outfit in her Self Portrait at the Keyboard, but more truly reflects the artist’s passions and career. To overcome this, artists often used self-portraits to emphasis socioeconomic and intellectual status. Grace Reff For an example of extreme modesty in portraiture, see Sophonisba Anguissola’s Self-Portrait from c. 1555, in which she modestly covers herself with a mirror (which she protectively places in front of her body like a shield).