Forgotten treasures: Uncovering the works of women Renaissance artists

THE 51 PERCENT
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We all know about great Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci. But were you aware that women were painting at that time too? Annette Young speaks to Linda Falcone whose Florence-based organisation, Advancing Women Artists, restores the works of female painters who were forgotten for centuries because of their gender.

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