Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting

by Jesse M. Locker

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Overview

An important reassessment of the later career and life of a beloved baroque artist

Hailed as one of the most influential and expressive painters of the seventeenth century, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–ca. 1656) has figured prominently in the art historical discourse of the past two decades. This attention to Artemisia, after many years of scholarly neglect, is partially due to interest in the dramatic details of her early life, including the widely publicized rape trial of her painting tutor, Agostino Tassi, and her admission to Florence’s esteemed Accademia del Disegno. While the artist’s early paintings have been extensively discussed, her later work has been largely dismissed.
 
This beautifully illustrated and elegantly written book provides a revolutionary look at Artemisia’s later career, refuting longstanding assumptions about the artist. The fact that she was semi-illiterate has erroneously led scholars to assume a lack of literary and cultural education on her part. Stressing the importance of orality in Baroque culture and in Artemisia’s paintings, Locker argues for her important place in the cultural dialogue of the seventeenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300259056
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/19/2021
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 332,924
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jesse Locker is associate professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art at Portland State University.

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