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Cinema & The Arts as Sermons: Artemisia Gentileschi: The Woman Behind the Paintings - Allison Leigh

Updated: Jul 27, 2023


Video from TED - ED


Artemisia Gentileschi: The Woman Behind the Paintings

"Get to know the story of Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most accomplished artists of the 17th century. -- The biblical story of the heroine Judith slaying the brutal Holofernes is featured in countless works of art, including the Sistine Chapel. But the most iconic depiction was painted by an artist who tackled this ambitious scene when she was just 19 years old. Her name was Artemisia Gentileschi. So who was Artemisia, and what sets her depiction apart from the rest? Allison Leigh investigates. Lesson by Allison Leigh, directed by Luísa M H Copetti, Hype CG." from video introduction.


Artemisia Gentileschi

(1593–c. 1652)

"Artemisia Gentileschi was a Baroque-period painter known for such works as 'Madonna and Child,' 'Susanna and the Elders' and 'Judith Slaying Holofernes.'

Who Was Artemisia Gentileschi?

Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter. She painted her earliest signed and dated work, "Susanna and the Elders," around 1610, and later created such works as "Madonna and Child, "Judith Slaying Holofernes" and "Cleopatra." Gentileschi lived in Florence for several years and later spent time in Genoa and Venice. In 1630, she moved to Naples. Around 1638, she and her father, Orazio Gentileschi, worked together on a series for Queen Henrietta Maria.." from the article: Artemisia Gentileschi


Artemisia Gentileschi
Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi in 8 paintings - National Gallery


"Get an exclusive first look at some of the major loans that will be included in our 'Artemisia' exhibition with exhibition curator, Letizia Treves, and Tracy Jones, our Head of Press (2020)." from video introduction.


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