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Renaissance/Baroque Art: Intro: Start Here

Meninas (Maids of Honor) by Diego Velazquez

1656-57 Museo del Prado, Madrid

Baroque References

Women's Issues

Defining the Renaissance virtuosa: women artists and the language of art history and criticism Arch/FA N 72 F45 J33

Wives, widows, mistresses, and nuns in early modern Italy : making the invisible visible through art and patronage.  Arch/FA N 5273 W58 2012   


Women & art : a history of women painters and sculptors from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Arch/FA N 43 F56 1978

Women artists, 1550-1950. Arch/FA REF N 6350 H35 1976
Women in Italian Renaissance art: gender, representation, identity. Arch/FA ND 1460 W65 T56 1997

 Background Research

Oxford Art Online

 This is a great place to start. Don't forget to check out the bibliography at the end of the entries!  This is also a good place for finding images.

Thames and Hudson Encyclopedia of the Italian Renaissance

Getty Research Portal - Provides global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Through this multilingual, multicultural union catalog, scholars can search and download complete digital copies of publications for the study of art, architecture, material culture, and related fields.

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari. Through Project Gutenberg you can download the eBook. We also have a copy in the Arch/FA Library N 6922 V48 1963.

Highlights from the Reference Collection....

Reference Help

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Liv Valmestad
Architecture/Fine Arts Library, Room 204 John A. Russell Building.
Mailing: 84 Curry Place, University of Manitoba.


Cennini, Cennino, The craftsman’s handbook: the Italian "il Libro dell'arte." ND 1130 C3822
Herberts, Kurt. The complete book of artists' techniques. ND 1260 H463 1958

Thomas, Anabel. The painter's practice in Renaissance Tuscany. ND 619 T9 T53 1995 (Annex)