NGV’s latest acquisition: Lavinia Fontana’s Mystic marriage of St Catherine, c. 1575

The first woman painter of Europe of massive repute – just before everyone’s favourite Artemisia Gentileschi – Lavinia Fontana won plenty of prestigious commissions and became the first woman admitted into the illustrious guild for painters in Rome, the Accademia di San Luca. If Italian Baroque is your period, then you’ll no doubt rejoice in […]