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Artemisia gentileschi. history. Born in 1593 to well-known Roman artist, Orazio Gentileschi. Followed Caravaggio’s use of putting dramatic events on a plain dark background. Was a well-known artist in Florence by 1615. Moved to Rome in 1620.

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history
history
  • Born in 1593 to well-known Roman artist, Orazio Gentileschi.
  • Followed Caravaggio’s use of putting dramatic events on a plain dark background.
  • Was a well-known artist in Florence by 1615.
  • Moved to Rome in 1620.

Portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi, by an unknown artist, c. 1614-1620.

gentileschi s artwork
Gentileschi’s artwork
  • One of most famous artworks:
    • Judith and Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes
      • Focused on drama rather than the violence of killing.
        • Dark shadows, only candlelight, foreshortening of the women’s figures.

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes, about 1625.

gentileschi s artwork4
Gentileschi’s artwork
  • Another famous artwork:
    • Judith Beheading Holofernes
      • Notable for extreme violence.
        • Linked to her date rape by her painting instructor, Agostino Tassi, when she was 19.

Judith Beheading Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi. (1612-21)

baroque movement
Baroque movement
  • Started in Rome in the 1600’s
  • Then spread to the rest of Europe
  • Lasted until 1750
baroque movement6
Baroque movement
  • Took movement and emotion from the Mannerist style
  • Took grandeur and solidity from the Renaissance
  • Artists tried to show emotion, variety, movement, drama, richness, vitality, tension, and exuberance
    • Did this by appealing to the senses
  • Leading Baroque figure was Caravaggio
    • He was Gentileschi’s inspiration
  • Gentileschi featured people, high level of intensity and expression, violent, women getting revenge from men

Judith Beheading Holofernes. Caravaggio. 1598.

what was happening
What was happening?
  • 1612: John Smith drew the first detailed map of Virginia.
  • 1620: Mayflower lands at Cape Cod
  • 1650: Anne Bradstreet was the first published American woman writer.
  • 1700’s: First mention of playing Solitaire with cards.
other facts
Other facts
  • Well known for:
    • Being raped by instructor Agostino Tassi
      • Father brought suit against him for the rape
      • Trial lasted seven months and was highly publicized
    • Graphic depictions of paintings
      • Symbolic attempts to deal with the psychic pain from the rape
        • Paintings depict women getting revenge on men

Hand of Artemisia Gentileschi by Pierre Dumonstier le Neveu, 1625.

summary
summary
  • Most famous artworks:
    • Judith and Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes
    • Judith Beheading Holofernes
  • Involved in Baroque Movement
    • Baroque Movement:
      • Lasted from 1600 – 1750
      • Started in Rome then spread to rest of Europe
      • Artists tried to show emotion, variety, movement, drama, richness, vitality, tension, and exuberance by appealing to the senses
      • Caravaggio was leading Baroque figure
        • Where Artemisia got her inspiration
  • Paintings featured women getting revenge on men
    • Probably from rape by painting instructor
  • Paintings also featured people, high intensity, and emotion
    • Put dramatic events on dark background
quiz open note use complete sentences unless it says to list
   Quiz!!!!    open note! Use complete sentences unless it says to list!
  • Where was Artemisia first a well-known artist?
  • List Gentileschi’s two famous artworks.
  • Who was Artemisia’s inspiration?
  • When did the Baroque Movement take place (year-year)?
  • What did the artists of the Baroque Movement try to show in their paintings, and what did they use to show these things?
  • What did most of Artemisia’s paintings depict and what event in her life inspired her to paint these scenes?
  • What two things are Artemisia well-known for?
  • Which well-known Roman artist was Artemisia’s father?
  • What is Judith Beheading Holofernes notable for?
  • List three things that were going on during the Baroque Movement.
bibliography
bibliography
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