Artemesia Gentileschi-Judith slaying Holofernes I prefer this version with the red and blue gowns and the less spurtrific blood. There is so much behind this painting.Artemisia painted herself as Judith slaying the man who raped her as Holofernes.
Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Her Maidservant, c. Oil on canvas, Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Artemisia/Artemesia Gentileshi is one of the few women artist of her time that reviled the Dutch Masters or male artists.
Artemisia Gentileschi turned the horrors of her own life – repression, injustice, rape – into brutal biblical paintings that were also a war cry for oppressed women. Why has her extraordinary genius been overlooked?
Judith and Her maidservant with the head of Holofernes c. 1614 Artist: Gentileschi Period: Baroque Gentileschi specialized in painted images of women triumphing over men. She was one of the first women artists we study.
“As long as I live, I will have control over my being. Talk about a woman who was ahead of her time.” Artemesia Gentileschi We should all know the name of Artemesia Gentileschi, the Italian Baroque painter. [ Read more…]