List of illustrations

  • The Birth of Saint John the Baptist
  • Portrait of a Gonfaloniere
  • Susanna and the Elders
  • Portrait Medal of Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Right Hand of Artemisia Gentileschi Holding a Brush
  • Portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Christ Blessing the Children (Sinite Parvulos)
  • Holy Family with St. John
  • St. John the Baptist Bids Farewell to His Parents
  • The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist
  • The Birth of the Virgin
  • Virgin and Child with a Rosary
  • Holy Family with the Infant Saint John and Saint Elizabeth
  • Madonna and Child
  • Madonna and Child
  • Virgin Annunciate
  • Madonna of the Blessing
  • The Immaculate Conception
  • Annunciation
  • The Annunciation
  • Madonna di Loreto
  • Annunciation
  • Lucretia
  • Susanna and the Elders
  • Sleeping Child
  • Portrait of Marco Trevisano and Niccol√≤ Barbarigo
  • Self-Portrait
  • Still Life with Female Painter
  • Blue Bowl with Strawberries and Pears
  • Esther Before Ahasuerus
  • Esther Before Ahasuerus
  • Ruggiero at the Court of the Sorceress Alcina
  • Masinissa and Sophonisba
  • Portrait of Pier Maria Romolo Saracini
  • The Interrupted Rendezvous
  • Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes
  • Clio, Muse of History
  • Esther Before Ahasuerus, detail
  • X-radiograph of Esther Before Ahasuerus
  • Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
  • Gypsy Fortune Teller
  • Old-Fashioned Courtiers
  • John of Leyden
  • Jael and Sisera
  • Achilles Discovered by Ulysses and Diomedes
  • Theoxena of Thessaly
  • Cratesicleia
  • Tomyris of Persia
  • Berenice
  • Eumenos and Roxana
  • Medea
  • Corisca and the Satyr
  • Christ and the Samaritan Woman
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Semiramis Called to Arms
  • Death of Sophonisba
  • Haasdrubal's Wife Denouncing her Husband before Scipio Africanus
  • The Family of Darius Before Alexander
  • Judith and Her Maidservant
  • Judith and Her Maidservant
  • Portrait of Adriana Basile
  • Aurora
  • Bathsheba
  • Cleopatra
  • Lot and His Daughters
  • The Adoration of the Shepherds
  • Meeting of Christ and St. John the Baptist
  • Susanna and the Elders
  • The Assumption of the Virgin
  • Assumption of the Virgin
  • Judith with the Head of Holofernes
  • Lucretia
  • Judith with the Head of Holofernes
  • St. Christina the Astonishing
  • St. Cecilia
  • Birth of the Virgin
  • Self-Portrait as a Lute Player
  • Self-Portrait
  • Portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi, detail
  • Self-Portrait
  • Self-Portrait
  • Self-Portrait with Hat
  • Self-Portrait at the Spinet
  • Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura)
  • Allegory of Inclination
  • Self-Portrait as Pittura
  • Saint Catherine of Alexandria
  • Smiling Girl, a Courtesan, Holding an Obscene Image
  • The Fortune Teller
  • The Fortune Teller
  • The Fortune-teller
  • The Fortune Teller
  • Saint Cecilia Playing the Lute
  • A Woman Playing a Clavichord
  • Duet
  • Judith and Her Maidservant
  • Conversion of the Magdalene
  • Judith with the Head of Holofernes
  • Portrait of the Artist with Cap and Gold Chain
  • Self Portrait at the Age of 34
  • Self-Portrait, detail
  • Annunciation, detail
  • Esther Before Ahasuerus, detail
  • Portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi, detail
  • Self-Portrait with an Easel
  • Self-portrait
  • Susanna and the Elders
  • Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Judith Beheading Holofernes
  • Judith and Holofernes
  • St. Januarius in the Amphitheater
  • Saints Proclus and Nicea
  • Adoration of the Magi
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~It is the guiding premise of this book that Artemisia Gentileschi’s work, even if created in solitude, gained a new fluency and sophistication through dialogue with her contemporaries. Likewise, my own work never would have come to fruition without the ideas, support, and interest of scholars, collectors, colleagues, and friends all over the world.
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~Artemisia Gentileschi is the grand exception in the history of art—a successful woman painter in an era in which art was dominated by men of the caliber of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Rubens. Women had of course been painters previously, but they typically limited themselves to portraits,...
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~~One of the more curious entries in Antonio Palomino’s biography of Spanish painters, Vidas de los pintores y estatuarios eminentes españoles, published between 1715 and 1724, is that for the chimerical “Sofonisba Gentileschi,”...
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~In January 1632 a Spanish agent in Venice wrote to Juan Antonio de Herrera, secretary of the embattled viceroy of Naples, the Duke of Alcalá, regarding a few tasks that he was carrying out at the duke’s behest. His inquiries had nothing to do with matters of state, but were instead...
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~Sometime between the end of 1629 and the beginning of 1630, Artemisia left Venice for Naples, apparently at the invitation of the Neapolitan viceroy, Fernando Enríquez Afán de Ribera, the third Duke...
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Description: Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting
Artemisia was an artist who moved from humble beginnings as the daughter of a moderately successful Roman painter to becoming an active (if unlikely) participant in the refined oral, intellectual, and musical culture of her day—whether in the Florentine court, the fringes of the papal curia in Rome, the...
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Description: Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting
It has become commonplace to begin any study on Artemisia by lamenting the fact that the artist was unjustly neglected in her lifetime and forgotten after her death, until her reputation was revived, nearly three centuries later, by an ambivalent Roberto Longhi in 1916. While it is, to be sure, due to the efforts of Longhi—and, more importantly, his feminist successors—that Artemisia...
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~Throughout this book, I have deliberately taken an approach that differs from that of previous art historical literature on Artemisia. Scholars in the English-speaking world have been captivated by questions of Artemisia’s biography, often interpreting her paintings as expressions of sentiment or vehicles for personal catharsis. Italian scholarship, on...
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