A 19th-century female artist at work in her studio. The

A 19th-century female artist at work in her studio. The

4/12/2021, 11:30:16 AM
A 19th-century female artist at work in her studio. The Danish Artist Bertha Wegmann Painting a Portrait (late 1870s) was painted by Jeanna Bauck. To not make it confusing, Bertha Wegmann (1847-1926) and Jeanna Bauck (1840-1926) were both successful female artists and best friends. Wegmann was a Danish artist specialized in portraits, and Bauck was a Swedish artist who specialized both in landscapes and portraits. They met each other when they moved to Germany in their 20s and became best friends. They shared a studio, traveled extensively through Europe, and even lived together for some years. This painting is part of a series of portraits they painted of each other. One of its intentions was to break the stereotype that painters were always male. Showing how a female artist portrays a male sitter helped to change that stereotype a little bit back in the 19th century. And it's nice to see how different the interior of Bauck's studio is compared to some of the male artists. It looks cozy and pretty organized, but still contains plenty of elements that you would expect in an artist's studio. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #SwedishArt #SwedishArtist #SwedishPainter #FemaleArtist #FemalePainter #Portrait #PortraitPainting #Studio #Interior #Model #Sitter #Swedish #Danish #NationalMuseum #Stockholm #Bauck #JeannaBauck #BerthaWegmann #Wegmann

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