Artemisia

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A beautiful book showcasing Artemisia Gentileschi, the most celebrated woman artist of the Italian baroque period. Her works are recognized for their dramatic power and originality-and Artemisia is known as one of the most compelling storytellers of her time.

By Letizia Treves; With Sheila Barker, Patrizia Cavazzini, Elizabeth Cropper, Larry Keith, Francesco Solinas, and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper

Artemisia Gentileschi is the most celebrated woman artist of the Italian baroque period. Over the course of her career, which spanned more than 40 years, she moved between Rome and Florence, where she gained artistic independence and became the first woman member of the city's academy of artists. Her paintings, which were predominantly intended for private clients, often feature heroic women subjects. Today her works are recognized for their dramatic power and originality-and Artemisia is known as one of the most compelling storytellers of her time.

This beautiful book includes essays about Artemisia's life and career; a discussion of her personal and artistic relationship with her father; a summary of critical writings; an overview of the wide range of approaches to her work since feminist art historians rediscovered her more than 50 years ago; a more personal insight into Artemisia through her letters; a discussion of the artist's self-representation in her work; and an essay dedicated to her painting technique.


  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • 9.5 × 12 inches
  • Published 2020