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Artemisia Gentileschi exhibit at the National Gallery

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TeiTetua Sun 04-Oct-20 17:00:35

There's a pretty good review on the BBC website, helpful if you can't manage to get to the gallery itself.

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54334727

It would be nice to think Artemisia Gentileschi lived her life the way she did her art! What would she have made of the trans issue?

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HecatesCat Sun 04-Oct-20 19:23:36

I think I can guess! Thanks for sharing this OP, wonderful that AG is being given her due.

blondie1412 Sun 04-Oct-20 19:32:35

There is a profile on sky arts, watched today.

DeliciouslyFemale Sun 04-Oct-20 19:36:53

I read another article about her recently. She was an incredibly strong woman and to have to agree to be tortured, in order to prove that she was raped, was barbaric. Her paintings are sublime in their execution.

Ironically, I’ve saw her painting ‘Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1612-13’, as a young girl, but never knew it was by a woman. I just assumed that all great work from that time was done by men. As girls (I’m 52) we were taught that all great inventions, art etc was created by men and I never questioned it. How bloody depressing is that?! Now, of course, so many great women of the past are being reinvented as trans, since they can’t possibly be brilliant and female. angry Looks like things are going backwards.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 04-Oct-20 19:40:50

That exhibition looks excellent. Wish I could go.

HecatesCat Sun 04-Oct-20 19:57:45

to have to agree to be tortured, in order to prove that she was raped, was barbaric. Her paintings are sublime in their execution.

She also lost four of her five children. I can't even begin to imagine what she went through in her lifetime. To pursue her painting at that time, enduring violence, hostility and tragedy, what an extraordinary woman.

ErrolTheDragon Sun 04-Oct-20 20:01:06

Thanks - good review!

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