Artemisia Gentileschi was born July 8th 1593 in Rome Italy and quickly followed in her father's footsteps as an artist, and certainly under his tutelage. However Artemisia also had many problems as an painter of the day. First off, she was female and females (including their work) were not easily accepted during the time, though there were several before her, including renowned renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola. Understandably much of her work leaned toward the suffrage of women but showing them in a very powerful, protagonistic, untypical setting. Her teen years unfortunately help refine her as an artist of picturesque suffrage, as she herself was raped as a...
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...rious image styles and portraits of Mary Magdalen, Cleopatra and other religious and pertinent figures of the day. Her work reflects honesty, homage, technique and her storytelling ability. Her paintings also show she did her homework and researched her subjects. Historically, some of her early work has been debatable as to who the actual painter was for some pieces (her or her father), however Artemisia is certainly one of the most accomplished, accepted, and celebrated painters of her time.
Sayre, Henry M. A World of Art. Seventh edition, N.J.: Person/Prentice Hall, 2013
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BYRNE, LOUIS. Art Book. May2006, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p33-35. 3p. PDF
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