The Network of English-Speaking Women

was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing a forum for communication and exchange between English-speaking women in and around Freiburg, Germany. By putting women in contact with one another and encouraging the exchange of information and experience – both personal and professional – the Network offers fun and informative evenings in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. 

Our Next Meeting:

Friday, April 28th, at 7:30 pm 

Passion, Punch and Pathos: Artemisia Gentileschi, a woman artist's world in 17th-century Rome

In the last two decades, art historians, historical novelists and filmmakers alike, have transformed Artemisia Gentileschi into a feminist icon. This is no wonder, given that her eventful life puts that of Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian in the shade. Nevertheless, the focus of Alison Stoesser’s presentation this evening will be on Artemisia as an artist of her period, rather than on her colourful personal life.

One of the rare woman professionals of her time, Alison will illustrate her unprecedented achievements as an artist in 17th-century Rome. ''Artemisia’s depictions were coloured by the drama of her own life,’' says Alison, ''but the subject matter she used was time honoured.’' To show that her work still has resonance today, Alison will also draw parallels to the work of the contemporary British artist, Jenny Saville. 

If you want to join us please register with Krissy at or call 0176 2418 8321.  



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