Plautilla Nelli – the Nun who started a Women’s Art Movement in Florence in the 1500’s – now stronger than ever.

Plautilla Nelli – the Nun who started a Women’s Art Movement in Florence in the 1500’s – now stronger than ever.

Suor Plautilla Nelli (1524–1588) is the first-known female Renaissance painter of Florence, Italy. It is not possible to confirm that the portrait, shown below, is the painter who chose to become a Nun and entered the Convent of St. Catherine of Siena in Florence,...
How the Medici pearls of great price found themselves round the neck of an English Queen

How the Medici pearls of great price found themselves round the neck of an English Queen

How the Medici pearls of great price found themselves round the neck of an English Queen Revised 18.4.17 On 1 September 1533, 15 year old Catherine de Medici left her home city of Florence forever.  Her consolation for leaving her beloved home city was her dowry,...