"I will show Your Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do"
Artemisia Gentileschi was probably the first and most important female painter in the history of art.
Today the National Gallery dedicates an important monographic exhibition to Artemisia, currently not open to visitors due to regulations.
In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia challenged conventions and defied expectations to become a successful artist, one of the greatest storytellers of her time: she painted subjects that were traditionally the preserve of male artists, transforming meek maidservants into courageous conspirators, victims into survivors.
In this first major exhibition her best-known paintings including two versions of her iconic, viscerally violent ‘Judith beheading Holofernes’
Let's follow in Artemisia’s footsteps from Rome to Florence, Venice, Naples and London.
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More about Artemisia Gentileschi:
Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi was born in Rome on July 8, Protected content ,
she lived in Rome, Florence, back to Rome, Venice, Naples;
in Protected content , Artemisia joined her father in London at the court of Charles I of England.
The great critic Roberto Longhi described Artemisia as "the only woman in Italy who ever knew about painting, coloring and drawing"
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