At a time when women did not paint, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656) defied both the church and society. Raped by her father's colleague, the muralist Agostino Tassi, followed by a sensational trial in which she was physically examined in court and tortured using thumbscrews, her early life long overshadowed her extraordinary talent. Yet she rechanneled her hatred into her depictions of strong women who took charge of their fate. Self-portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi (km).
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Gentileschi, Artemisia [Italian Baroque Era Painter, 1593-1652]Judith and her maidservantc. 1612-1613Oil on canvas44 7/8 x 36 13/16 in (114 x 93.5 cm)Pitti Gallery, Florence
"Judith y su doncella" (ca. 1618)
Artemisia Gentileschi ~ Baroque Era painter
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