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Artemisia Gentileschi

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'Highly readable...The author’s enthusiasm for his subject is most palpable in the highly evocative passages about Artemisia’s paintings' - The Art Newspaper

A short biography of Artemisia Gentileschi - the greatest female artist of the Baroque era

Artemisia Gentileschi was the greatest female artist of the Baroque age and one of the most brilliant followers of the great Caravaggio. As a young woman she was raped by her tutor, and then had to endure a seven-month-long trial during which she was brutally examined by the authorities. Gentileschi was shamed in a culture where honour was everything.

Yet she went on to become one of the most sought-after artists of the seventeenth century. Gentileschi's art communicated a powerful personal vision. Like Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois or Tracey Emin, she put her life into her art.

  • Author: Jonathan Jones
  • Hardcover: 144 pages  | 20 illustrations
  • Date published: March 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1786276094
  • Product Dimensions: 19.0 x 13.5 cm

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