A Career Woman’s Short but Sweet Career in the 17th Century

“Why have there been no great women artists?”

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A self-portrait by the 17th-century Dutch artist Judith Leyster, who painted wry depictions of late nights and music making.

 

Leyster was not a great artist as compared to the artists Rembrandt and other select comemporaries; however, before her marriage to the painter Jan Miense Molenaer she managed to have an independent career, no small feat for a 17th-century woman.

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Source: New York Times. Art&Design. Jul.22.2009.

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One Response to A Career Woman’s Short but Sweet Career in the 17th Century

  1. Alex says:

    I enjoy Rembrandt`s works.
    This one is one of my favorites.

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