Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1638–39, Royal Collection

Years of life: 1597 – 1652
Artist's Teachers: Orazio Gentileschi
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Florentine School, Caravaggisti
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XVII

Daughter of Orazio Gentileschi. She was kidnapped at 19 and tortured during the subsequent court case to see if she was truthful. Prefers dramatic scenes, often erotic or bloody, with a woman as a victim or gaining revenge. The first female member of the Florentine Academy.

Artemisia Gentileschi’s major works are Judith Slaying Holofernes, c. 1620 (Florence: Galleria degli Uffizi); Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1630s (Royal Collection).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Saint Catherine of Alexandria

    1615 or 1618-1619

    Saint Catherine of Alexandria   •  1615 or 1618-1619

  • Allegory of inclination (natural talent) for art

    between 1615 and 1616

    Allegory of inclination (natural talent) for art   •  between 1615 and 1616

  • Self-Portrait as a Lute Player

    between 1615 and 1617

    Self-Portrait as a Lute Player   •  between 1615 and 1617

  • Venus and Cupid (Sleeping Venus)

    between 1625 and 1630

    Venus and Cupid (Sleeping Venus)   •  between 1625 and 1630

  • Danae

    1612

    Danae  •  1612

  • Self-portrait as a Female Martyr

    1615

    Self-portrait as a Female Martyr   •  1615

  • Conversion of the Magdalene

    1615-1616

    Conversion of the Magdalene   •  1615-1616

  • Susanna and the Elders

    1610

    Susanna and the Elders  •  1610

  • Saint Catherine of Alexandria

    1615 or 1618-1619

    Saint Catherine of Alexandria   •  1615 or 1618-1619

  • Judith kills Holofernes

    1620

    Judith kills Holofernes  •  1620

  • Conversion of the Magdalene

    1620

    Conversion of the Magdalene   •  1620

  • Saint Cecilia

    1620

    Saint Cecilia   •  1620

  • Minerva (Wisdom)

    1615 or possibly 1640s

    Minerva (Wisdom)   •  1615 or possibly 1640s

  • Lucretia

    between 1620 and 1621

    Lucretia  •  between 1620 and 1621

  • Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting

    1638–1639

    Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting   •  1638–1639

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