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The Women’s Art Library presents a screening of short films documenting the restoration of women's art in Florence with artist, writer, Rea Stavropoulos, an AWA ‘Advocate’.
AWA is an organization based in Florence dedicated to rediscovering the cultural heritage of little known women artists. It supports the research, restoration and exhibition of art by women, liaising with major cultural institutions such as the Uffizi. Museums, universities, libraries, galleries, community centres and other cultural institutions around the globe were invited to participate in 'AWA around the world' for Women’s Day, by organizing screenings of one of the AWA’s documentaries. The Women’s Art Library will show three films and a short trailer, with additional insights from Rea Stavropoulos who has interviewed the women involved and written on their work for The Florentine Tuscany’s English-language newspaper.
The films are:
Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence
The result of five years of research to uncover, rescue and support art by women—whether exhibited or in storage—in Florence’s museums. (27 min)
When the World Answered: Florence, Women Artists and the 1966 Flood
Meet the twentieth-century artists who donated their art to replace works lost in the 1966 flood. (27 min)
The Lady Painter: Violante Siries Cerroti (1709-1783)
A restored masterwork by eighteenth-century painter Violante Siries Cerroti, damaged in the Florence flood of 1966, opens the door to the artist’s rediscovery. (11 min)
The First Last, Plautilla Nelli’s Last Supper
Plautilla Nelli’s Last Supper is the largest painting by an early woman artist in the world. In storage for over 450 years, this 21-foot long masterpiece will soon be restored to its original dignity. (3 min trailer)
The event is part of the Women’s Art Library’s celebration of Women’s History month, which includes the exhibition in Special Collections and Archives in the Library, ‘Narratives of Protest: Textiles by Connie Flynn and work from Goldsmiths Textile Collection’.
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|13 Mar 2019||5:00pm - 7:00pm|
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