Art. Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi in the 17th century.
“As long as I live I will have control over my being.” A. Gentileschi.
“My illustrious lordship, I’ll show you what a woman can do.” A. Gentileschi.
Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593 – c. 1656) was an Italian Baroque artist. She is considered one of the most accomplished painters after the generation of Caravaggio. In a time when women artists were not easily accepted, she was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno (Fine Arts) in Florence, Italy.
Don’t you like her self-portrait? I think, it’s superb!
**The Baroque period covers the 17th century and much of the 18th, a period characterized by Absolutism, the Counter Reformation and Catholic Revival, in spite of the existence of important Baroque art in non-absolutist and Protestant states as Holland… Would you like to read more? Maybe you like this post:
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Art. Video about artist Artemisia Gentileschi: