Artemisia Gentileschi

Title

Artemisia Gentileschi

Subject

Artist

Description

Painting title: Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Source

Creator of painting: Artemisia Gentileschi

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Birth Date

1593

Birthplace

Rome, Italy

Death Date

1656

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation after Caravaggio. She was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte delDisegno in Florence. Gentileschi painted many pictures of strong and suffering women from myth and the Bible – victims, suicides, and warriors. Her best-known image, Judith Beheading Holofernes shows the decapitation of Holofernes, a scene of horrific struggle and blood-letting. That she was a woman painting in the 17th century and that she was raped herself and participated in prosecuting the rapist long overshadowed her achievements as an artist. Today she is regarded as one of the most progressive and expressionist painters of her generation.

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Date Added
May 19, 2014
Collection
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Citation
“Artemisia Gentileschi,” Women Who Dared, accessed November 16, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/4.