Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art
- Jan 21, 1991
- 8.5 x 10.5 in.
Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as the most important woman artist before the modern period, was a major Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century and the only female follower of Caravaggio. This first full-length study of her life and work shows that her powerfully original treatments of mythic-heroic female subjects depart radically from traditional interpretations of the same themes.