In May 2021, the exhibition Peintres Femmes, 1780-1830: naissance d'un combat opened at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris. Emanuela Tarizzo will be in conversation with the exhibition's curator, Martine Lacas, and fellow authors of the catalogue, Melissa Hyde and Séverine Sofio, about the achievements of the women who chose a career as painters between the twilight of the Ancien Régime and the dawn of modern France. We will look closely at their works and explore the unprecedented shift in the status of female painters, both within Academic settings and society at large, that took place in this period. Taking the exhibition as our starting point, we will look at how our speakers have contributed to renewing perspectives on the female painters of this era, questioning some of the reasons their work has often been overlooked.
We invite you to embark on this journey of discovery by playing the video linked below and listening to Martine Lacas' introduction (English subtitles available).