Forgotten female artist

Okay… so Artemesia Gentileschi wasn’t exactly ‘forgotten’ but, for a very long time, her status as a female artist in the 1600s overshadowed the excellence of her work.

Her paintings have long been championed by feminist art critics (Linda Nochlin and Griselda Pollock to name a few) and were equally revered by feminist artists, with Artemesia Gentileschi being one of the names featured in Judy Chicago’s 1979 installation piece ‘The Dinner Party’. However, it is worth promoting and sharing her work so that the name ‘Gentileschi’ slides off the tongue just as easily as ‘Caravaggio’ or ‘Rembrandt’.

Susanna and the Elders – Artemesia Gentileschi


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