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    century (one from Northern Europe and the other from Italy), this paper will help discern what it took to become a successful woman artist during the Renaissance and what requirements a self-portrait done by a woman would need to fulfill. The two women artists and the works being looked at include, Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as the Allegory…

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    Despite the countless prejudices against females engaging in what was believed to be a male’s area of expertise, Artemisia Gentileschi, gained a reputation, and established herself as a successful artist. Gentileschi’s artistic journey was not about revenge, but a fight for recognition of her unbelievable talent amidst her contemporary. Present-day she is recognized as one of the utmost accomplished and expressionistic artist of the era. However, Artemisia did not earn the respect as a female…

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    Artemisia Gentileschi was probably one of the greatest artists of the Baroque period, especially in Italy. She may be one of the first women during this time period to produce great works of art. However, her work is quite often compared to her father Orzaio, and therefore sometimes she is overlooked. As a historian, Mary Garrard is attempting to show that even though she was a victim of rape and was involved in a notorious trial, Artemisia grew as a painter and flourished on her own. Her “works…

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    Artemisia was acquainted with painting in her dad's workshop, indicating substantially more ability than her siblings, who worked close by her. She picked up drawing, how to blend shading, and how to paint. Artemisia will not have possessed the capacity to defeat these difficulties notwithstanding her extensive ability had she not had one imperative preferred standpoint over numerous other young ladies: She originated from a group of Painters and her dad was eager to show her the fundamental…

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    Furthermore, both artists portrayed self-portraits that alluded to a strong sense of feminism once again. First, Artemisia Gentileschi portrays herself in Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (1630s). Note, this a very different approach because Gentileschi not only shows herself painting, but also shows herself as the very allegory of painting. An allegory can be defined as a figure that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, and acts like a personification. In this instance,…

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    Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter working in the first half of the 17th century. She is one of the more known female Baroque painters of today, though for a while her work was attributed to that of her father, Orazio Gentileschi. While she had trained under her father, she far surpassed his skills (Simons). Artemisia Gentileschi took advantage of her position as a woman to paint other women, something many of the male artists of the time would not have had access to (Simons).…

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    chiaroscuro, and natural composition of both the body and the canvas. Artemisia Gentileschi, a renowned feministic artist and one of the most highly skilled painters of her time, embodies many of the Baroque ideals in her work. Artemisia portrays her subjects in climatic, sometimes gruesome scenarios, with light and dark playing off of one another…

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    Artemisia Gentileschi is the only daughter of Orazio Gentileschi. Her father is a talented painter. He is now living with a second wife, and he sends his daughter to a church, but after he saw her talent painting he brings her back to home. She was obsessed with painting. When he returned her home, he gave her to paint rich people portraits, wail he was paining big painting that now are famous paintings. She didn’t like to paint just men with cloth. She wanted to pain naked men like her father…

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    Michelangelo da Caravaggio’s painting Judith Beheading Holofernes examines goodness and purity in spite of engaging in the act of sinning. Painted in c.1598, using oil on canvas, this painting illustrates a scene from the biblical Book of Judith. It depicts three subjects in what appears to be a bed chamber. The middle subject, Judith is portrayed in the act of beheading the Assyrian commander, Holofernes while her maid looks on (fig. I). In this painting, Judith retains her status of purity and…

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    another symbol of love within art, is depicted in the background of the painting. The dog that is shown at her feet is the same dog depicted within a portrait that Titian had completed of the Duke’s mother. Dogs within art often seen as symbols of fidelity. The wooden chests shown behind her could be cassones, chests that were traditionally given as a wedding gift among the nobility during the Renaissance period. A wonderful example of Baroque art is Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying…

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