Day School: Artemisia Gentileschi, Master of the Baroque

Ref: C3746840

While today, Artemisia Gentileschi’s name has been popularised by films and major exhibitions, not long ago she was all but forgotten, written out of the history of art. It is in the 1970s that her significance was first reclaimed, and scholars started studying her work. Nowadays, few would contest her status as one of the greatest painters of the Baroque. We will speak about her tumultuous –and, at times, tragic – life, and we will study some of her greatest paintings. We will depict her as one of many Italian Baroque painters, in other words, a product of a specific context; but also, as a truly unique and exceptional figure.

Course aim

This lecture will present the art and life of Artemisa Gentileschi, an important 17th-Century Italian painter.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recount Artemisia Gentileschi's life
  • Name and describe some of her most important paintings
  • Explain Gentileschi's place in 17th century Italian painting
  • Discuss how Artemisa Gentileschi was excluded from the history of art, until recently

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

-Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Day School: Artemisia Gentileschi, Master of the Baroque

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