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Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe

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'Much more than an exploration of a singular female artist of the Italian Baroque, it's a map of interconnected traditions, intellectual conversations, inspirations and leapfrogging, a whole network of early modern European feminists in conversation with one another, and with us, across time' - Hyperallergic

A thought-provoking book exploring Artemisia’s life and work in the context of early modern feminism

Artemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the pre-modern era. Her art addresses issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with their vigorous female protagonists chime with modern audiences, and she is celebrated by feminist critics and scholars.

This book breaks new ground by placing Gentileschi in the context of women's political history. Mary D. Garrard shows that Gentileschi most likely knew or knew about contemporary writers such as the Venetian feminists Lucrezia Marinella and Arcangela Tarabotti.

She discusses recently discovered paintings, offers fresh perspectives on known works and examines the artist anew in the context of feminist history. This beautifully illustrated book gives a full portrait of a strong woman artist who fought back through her art.

  • Author: Mary D. Garrard
  • Hardcover: 320 pages | 65 colour and 4 black and white illustrations
  • Date of publication: May 2020
  • ISBN: 978-1789142020
  • Dimensions: 22.3 x 14.5 cm

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