Lives of the Artists: Artemisia Gentileschi
Artemisia Gentileschi was the greatest female artists of the Baroque age. In Artemisia Gentileschi, critic and historian Jonathan Jones discovers how Artemisia overcame a turbulent past to become one of the foremost painters of her day.
As a young woman Artemisia was raped by her tutor, and then had to endure a seven-month-long trial during which she was brutally examined by the authorities. Gentileschi was shamed in a culture where honour was everything. Yet she went on to become one of the most sought-after artists of the seventeenth century. Yet she went on to become one of the most sought-after artists of the seventeenth century. Gentileschi's art communicated a powerful personal vision. Like Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois or Tracey Emin, she put her life into her art.
Other books by Jonathan Jones
Loves of The Artists: Art and Passion in the Renaissance
The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance
Earthly Delights: A History of the Renaissance
Sensations: The Story of British Art from Hogarth to Banksy