Arts Everyday Living: Rediscovering Women Artists—A Once “Lost” Painter

 

REDISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS

A ONCE “LOST” PAINTER

Marie-Denise Villers, Portrait of a Woman After Nature or Madame Soustras, 1802, oil on canvas, Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Marie-Denise Villers, Portrait of a Woman After Nature or Madame Soustras, 1802, oil on canvas, Louvre Museum, Paris, France

For she had eyes and chose me.

William Shakespeare, Othello, Act III

French artist Marie-Denise Villiers (1774-1821) was rediscovered only in the 20th century; before then, her works were attributed to other painters such as famous contemporary Jacques-Louis David.  British playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) continues to maintain his position as one of the giants of Western literature.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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