Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653)

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Judith Slaying Holofernes, 1614-1620

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4 responses to “Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653)

  1. Oh yay, another beheading. This piece by Artemisia Gentileschi is exceptional. I can’t help but think that Artemisia is Judith. If you look at her self-portraits you can see a striking resemblance. I don’t know if this was done out of necessity, but I think more so to make a statement as to what type of woman she was, strong, especially while working in a man’s world. Lovely presentation. Please enjoy your Friday. ~ Mia

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    • Gentileschi’s paintings often featured strong women who had endured suffering, and often these women bear a strong resemblance to Artemisia. Not only was she a female artist in the Baroque era, she was raped by her tutor, painter Agostino Tassi. Her later painting of Lucretia is also similar in appearance.

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