Great Venetian 16th Century Artist Was a Woman

Aleteia, V. M. Traverso: Venice does not lack for famous painters. Art history has been profoundly influenced by Venetian painters, whether it be the suggestive landscapes of Canaletto, the moving art of Titian, or the iconic style of Tintoretto. Yet, we hardly ever hear that one of the artists that defined the artistic scene of  “La Serenissima,” as Venice was called, was a woman. During the early 16th century, Giulia Lama, the daughter of a painter, was the first female artist to receive a commission from a Catholic church. Article is here.