American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gentileschi, Artemisia 1593?-1652? Italian baroque painter whose works include self-portraits and paintings of courageous women of the Old Testament.
“Particularly, Mr. Feigen writes that a Met show scheduled for 2001 under the title Gentileschi: Father and Daughter, will damage the reputation of a serious artist (the father, Orazio Gentileschi) in order to draw people in through the salacious reputation of a minor artist (Artemisia Gentileschi, the daughter, whose rape and dramatic trial has generated far more attention than either of their art).”
“But Caravaggio, Gentileschi, and Manet are rare representatives of art's rogue disregard for the conventional role of art in the reification and perpetuation of gender codes.”
“The actress who played the woman from the Italian village who could speak English looked familiar to us, but it took some research to figure out that we knew her from the movie Artemesia, a biopic about the 17th century artist Artemisia Gentileschi.”
“In what ways did you use your research on the real Artemisia Gentileschi to inform your portrayal of her character?”
“Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art, not only gave me a vivid account of the trial and her own statements, but gave me her voice, as did a letter to Galileo and other letters to her patrons, usually concerning payment.”
“Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian Baroque painter who empowered her female heroines with her own courage.”
“Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, raped at seventeen by her painting teacher, the first woman to paint large scale figures from history and scripture previously reserved for men.”
“One commenter mentions a Gentileschi hanging in the Queen's Gallery in Edinburgh.”
“There's another sparkling essay on one of my favourites among the great women artists, Artemisia Gentileschi and Anna Banti's 1947 book Artemisia.”
“Out of the woodwork came Artemesia Gentileschi and Sofanisba Anguissola, here are their self-portraits, and I was bowled over.”
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