Artemisia Gentileschi
Italian 1593-1652 Artemisia Gentileschi Gallery Gentileschi was born on July 8, 1593 in Rome. She was the daughter of the painter Orazio Gentileschi and was trained by him. Our perception of Gentileschi has been colored by the legend surrounding her. Her alleged rape by her father colleague, the quadratura painter Agostino Tassi, when she was 17, was the subject of a protracted legal action brought by Orazio in 1611. Although she was subsequently married off to Pietro Antonio di Vicenzo Stiattesi in 1612 and gave birth to at least one daughter, she soon separated from her husband and led a strikingly independent life for a woman of her time - even if there is no firm evidence for the reputation she enjoyed in the 18th century as a sexual libertine. After her marriage, Gentileschi lived in Florence until about 1620. She then worked in Genoa and settled in Naples in 1630. Gentileschi traveled to England in 1638-40, where she collaborated with her father on a series of canvasses for the Queen House, Greenwich (now Marlborough House, London). Gentileschi died in Naples in 1652. It is tempting to adduce the established biographical data in partial explanation of the context of her art: the sympathy and vigor with which she evokes her heroines and their predicaments, and her obsession with that tale of female triumph, Judith and Holofernes. But such possibilities should not distract attention from the high professional standards that Gentileschi brought to her art. In a letter, dated July 3, 1612, to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Orazio claimed that "Artemisia, having turned herself to the profession of painting, has in three years so reached the point that I can venture to say that today she has no peer. Despite the obvious exaggeration, one can agree that Gentileschi art was of a consistently high quality virtually from the beginning.

 

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Artemisia  Gentileschi Judith and Holofernes   333 oil painting   

Painting ID::  1385
Artemisia Gentileschi
Judith and Holofernes 333
c1620 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (mk25) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24075
Artemisia Gentileschi
Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (mk25)
c 1630

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Sjalvportratt as allegory over maleriet oil painting   

Painting ID::  53783
Artemisia Gentileschi
Sjalvportratt as allegory over maleriet
mk234 1630-first century 97x74cm

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi judith beheading holofernes oil painting   

Painting ID::  56052
Artemisia Gentileschi
judith beheading holofernes
mk247 1620,oil on canvas,78.375x64 in,199x162.5 cm,uffizi,florence,ltaly

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Judith Maidservant DIA oil painting   

Painting ID::  73848
Artemisia Gentileschi
Judith Maidservant DIA
Artemisia Gentileschi Judith Maidservant DIA cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi ArtemisiaSelfP oil painting   

Painting ID::  78175
Artemisia Gentileschi
ArtemisiaSelfP
Oil on canvas, 96,5 x 73,7 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Sleeping Venus oil painting   

Painting ID::  78372
Artemisia Gentileschi
Sleeping Venus
Oil on canvas, 37 x 56.75 in Date 1625-30 cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Self portrait oil painting   

Painting ID::  79240
Artemisia Gentileschi
Self portrait
1615-1617 Medium Oil Dimensions 30 x 28 cm (11.8 x 11 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Maria Maddalena oil painting   

Painting ID::  82396
Artemisia Gentileschi
Maria Maddalena
1616(1616) Medium Oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Artemisia oil painting   

Painting ID::  83084
Artemisia Gentileschi
Artemisia
Date 1620 cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Allegory of Painting oil painting   

Painting ID::  83467
Artemisia Gentileschi
Allegory of Painting
Oil on canvas, 965 x 737 mm (39 x 29"). cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Artemisia  Gentileschi Portrait of a Condottiero oil painting   

Painting ID::  88036
Artemisia Gentileschi
Portrait of a Condottiero
1622 Medium Oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

 

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Artemisia Gentileschi
Italian 1593-1652 Artemisia Gentileschi Gallery Gentileschi was born on July 8, 1593 in Rome. She was the daughter of the painter Orazio Gentileschi and was trained by him. Our perception of Gentileschi has been colored by the legend surrounding her. Her alleged rape by her father colleague, the quadratura painter Agostino Tassi, when she was 17, was the subject of a protracted legal action brought by Orazio in 1611. Although she was subsequently married off to Pietro Antonio di Vicenzo Stiattesi in 1612 and gave birth to at least one daughter, she soon separated from her husband and led a strikingly independent life for a woman of her time - even if there is no firm evidence for the reputation she enjoyed in the 18th century as a sexual libertine. After her marriage, Gentileschi lived in Florence until about 1620. She then worked in Genoa and settled in Naples in 1630. Gentileschi traveled to England in 1638-40, where she collaborated with her father on a series of canvasses for the Queen House, Greenwich (now Marlborough House, London). Gentileschi died in Naples in 1652. It is tempting to adduce the established biographical data in partial explanation of the context of her art: the sympathy and vigor with which she evokes her heroines and their predicaments, and her obsession with that tale of female triumph, Judith and Holofernes. But such possibilities should not distract attention from the high professional standards that Gentileschi brought to her art. In a letter, dated July 3, 1612, to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Orazio claimed that "Artemisia, having turned herself to the profession of painting, has in three years so reached the point that I can venture to say that today she has no peer. Despite the obvious exaggeration, one can agree that Gentileschi art was of a consistently high quality virtually from the beginning.