Fragment. Varotari

Fragment. Varotari

Mixed media collage on paper
Chiara Varotari (1584-1663) was an Italian painter, from a family of artists. This has made it very difficult to attribute works definitively to her, aside from this one self-portrait which is in the Uffizi Collection. She was an advocate for women’s rights and wrote an essay entitled ‘Apology for the Female Sex’.