Artemisia Lomi (Artemisia Gentileschi)

Rome 08/07/1593 - Naples 1653 ca

© | Artemisia Gentileschi, Autoritratto come allegoria della Pittura, 1638-1639, Royal Collection, Windsor Castle

Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593–ca. 1656) was an Italian Early Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation influenced by Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. She was one of the first female artists to paint historical and religious paintings, at a time when such heroic themes were considered beyond a woman's reach. Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome, July 8, 1593, the first child ...

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