Artemisia Gentileschi was the greatest female artist of the Baroque age and one of the most brilliant followers of the great Caravaggio.
As a young woman she was raped by her tutor, and then had to endure a seven-month-long trial during which she was brutally examined by the authorities.
Gentileschi was shamed in a culture where honour was everything.
Yet she went on to become one of the most sought-after artists of the seventeenth century.
Gentileschi's art communicated a powerful personal vision.
Like Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois or Tracey Emin, she put her life into her art.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
- Publication Date: 09/03/2020
- Category: Art & design styles: Baroque
- ISBN: 9781786276094