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What is chiaroscuro?
The use of light and dark in art
Who was Christine de Pisan?
A late medieval and highly educated author. She wrote during the Hundred Years' War about many things, including where women fit in society
What does the white cat symbolize in Leonardo Da Vinci's painting?
In Lady with and Ermine, it symbolizes purity
What Sofonisba Anduissola and Atermisia Gentileschi do?
They achieved international renown for their paintings
Who was Isabella Andreini?
The greatest actress of her day
Who was Laura Cereta?
An educated writer with a literary career. She married at a young age instead of pursuing her career and when her husband died she continued her studies. She condemned empty women who don't strive for great things.
Who was Suzanne Erkur?
She managed the imperial silver mint in Bohemia
Who was Artemesia Gentileschi?
A talented Roman artist who painted "Judith Slaying Holofernes." Many believe it depicts revenge of her rapist.
Who was Isabella Sforza?
She "owned ten blacks" and took pride in 7 of them being women
Who was Marchesa Elena Grimaldi?
An Italian Aristocrat who had her portrait painted with her black servants to show her wealth
Who was Katharina von Bora?
Martin Luther's wife
Who was Catharine of Aragon?
Henry VIII's first wife
Who was Anne Boleyn?
Henry VIII's second wife
Who was Jane Seymour?
Henry VIII's third wife who gave him a son
Who was Teresa of Avila?
The daughter of a New Christian who went on to become a saint who created a reformed house for nuns.