“Last Supper” by Sister Plautilla

1/31/20 Paintings of “The Last Supper” go back to the 1300’s and perhaps the most famous by Leonardo Da Vinci. In an era where paintings of this caliber were mostly done by men it’s particularly meaningful that this artwork by a woman, is being restored and recognized. Historically during this time, women were not allowed […]

A Renaissance Woman In Art

7/13/17 It’s often hard for me to imagine life in the 1500’s and the challenges women must have faced, especially those with a gift for the fine arts. Pulisena Margherita Nelli (1524 -1588) was a nun by the age of 14 and became Sister Plautilla. She resided at the convent of Santa Caterina da Siena. […]