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Sofonisba Anguissola




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Sofonisba Anguissola was an Italian painter of the Renaissance. As a woman, she fought the prejudice of society from the beginning, however, despite the hard conditions of her development, she managed to achieve as much as male painters. She was focused on portraits and self-portraits. She created a new type of genre scenes where the characters were depicted in their everyday, domestic setting, with no allegories. The best way to commune with the art of this painter every day is to choose the reproductions of Sofonisba Anguissola from bimago! The paintings will look best in the classical interiors.

Paintings Sofonisba Anguissola as reproductions on canvas

Sofonisba Anguissola was an outstanding Italian artist, who was living and creating during the Renaissance. Even though she came from an aristocratic family with great artistic traditions, actually from the very beginning she had to deal with social prejudice, as the contemporary convention did not allow her to create nudes, or study anatomy. Such things were reserved primarily for men. However, it was not possible to pass indifferently to his talent, which was appreciated by one of the most outstanding creators of that period – Michelangelo. The Italian lady also studied in the workshop of Bernardino Campi. Sofonisba in her work bet on creating unique portraits and auto portraits. The latter were intended to prove that Sofonisba Anguissola was the equal of a man. She portrayed herself as a strong and independent woman.
It is assumed that the painter created a new type of genre scenes, which presented characters in a typical, everyday domestic scenery, in a very simple and natural way, without introducing any redundant allegory. Her most famous paintings include ‘The Game of Chess’ and ‘Self-Portrait’.

Reproductions of Sofonisba Anguissola’s Works

Paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola can be seen in many museums, among others in Poznań, Łańcut or Warsaw. But reproductions of her paintings can hang in your living room right now. Reproductions of Sofonisba Anguissola’s paintings, which are available at Bimago store, are distinguished by above-average quality. They will be a great complement of the interior design of the living room or bedroom. The peace that comes from these paintings will definitely provide a calming effect, and will be helpful at work which requires a lot of focus. Reproductions of the Italian painter will look particularly good in classically furnished rooms, accompanied by natural raw materials, wall murals with a marble pattern and richly embellished additions.