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Maremi Andreozzi at the Greater Reston Arts Center, VA

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Maremi Andreozzi, Isabella Clara Eugenia as painted by Clara Peeters, 2019.
Maremi Andreozzi, Clara’s World: Clara Peeters, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

Powerful women in history are often relegated to bland statements, histories distorted, and those are the lucky ones who get mentioned at all. Maremi Andreozzi’s portraits go even further, and remove the women themselves, and leaves us to contemplate their lives through their iconographies. Jewels, food, delicate lace collars, slim glasses of wine and elegant cats give us what essences history has given these women, and allows us room to create the fantasies these women could never have.

Maremi Andreozzi, Mary, Queen of Scots, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

Maremi Andreozzi, Portrait of a Lady in Green (Laura Gonzaga), 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Maremi Andreozzi’s Hidden Histories was on view at the Greater Reston Arts Center in Virginia from September to January 15, 2020.

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