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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:03 AM

Great article about the wonderful Artemisia Gentileschi, a woman artist in the Baroque era

when woman artists were few. She was the daughter of an artist who was a friend of Caravaggio.
I did one of my art essays on her a while back.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/oct/05/artemisia-gentileshi-painter-beyond-caravaggio

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CTyankee Feb 13 OP
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eppur_se_muova Feb 13 #2
RandomAccess Feb 13 #3
smirkymonkey Feb 13 #4
malaise Feb 13 #5

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:53 PM

1. This story could be a TV drama set in modern times.

It is a rare example of a woman in the pre-modern era taking a stance against the oppression that was just part of day-to-day life.


Oppression is still just a part of day-to-day life for too many women.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:01 PM

2. I assume this was triggered by the thread about the Judith & Holofernes theme in art ....

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=10223877

Of all the paintings in that thread, hers was the only one I had seen before. Understandable, since it was in many ways the best.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:10 PM

3. So timely, too

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:05 PM

4. I saw a movie based upon her life a number of years ago.

It was quite good. The title was simply "Artemesia". I had never heard of her before that but I believe she was the first female artist to be considered a master.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:18 PM

5. Thanks

K & R

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