Clara Peeters is at last recognized in the first one-woman show at the Prado
October 30, 2016
At last a one woman show of Clara Peeters at the Prado. Only one room, but it's a start. Peeters' magnificent still lifes along with Vigée Le Brun's portraits disprove Linda Nochlin's contention that there were no great women artists in the past-- they were there, but were written out of art history in the 19th century. See my article on the subject, "Art Criticism and Women Artists," first published in the Feminist Art Journal in April 1972, available at the Getty Research Institute.