SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Francisca Manuela Valadão is one of the featured artists. Although she was a prominent painter from the Imperial era, who took part in several art salons, there is little to no record of her works.
One of her remaining paintings is part of this week’s exhibition at the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP). Under the title “Women’s Histories: Artists before 1900”, the exhibition seeks to address female productions in painting and fabric that were left out of most history books.
“This erasure, in retrospect, was done a lot, especially in the . . .