Originally published on Art UK

‘You will find the spirit of Caesar in this soul of a woman’ – Artemisia Gentileschi

A seventeenth-century prodigy, painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654) fell into virtual obscurity in the centuries following her death.

A resurgence of interest in her life and work has meant that she is now considered one of the most eminent painters of the Italian Baroque, with her recently discovered Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (1615–1617) acquired and restored last year by The National Gallery.

The painting is about to embark on a grand tour across the UK, beginning at Glasgow’s Women’s Library on 6th March 2019 in time for International Women's Day.

Artemisia Gentileschi was an exceptional individual whose powerful artistic vision was informed by unexpected adversity and violence. Here is an exploration of her life and work. ... See More

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