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Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-portrait, Oil on canvas, ca. 1630
“It seems ironic that the most famous female artist of the Italian Baroque period (ca. 1600-1750) is perhaps equally renowned for her traumatic personal history. Allegedly raped at 19, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652) was physically tortured during the trial that followed the incident in 1612. She subsequently moved from Rome to Florence, where she found favour with the Medici family and became the first female member of the city’s Academy of Drawing.” ~ 10,000 Years of Art

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Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-portrait, Oil on canvas, ca. 1630

“It seems ironic that the most famous female artist of the Italian Baroque period (ca. 1600-1750) is perhaps equally renowned for her traumatic personal history. Allegedly raped at 19, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652) was physically tortured during the trial that followed the incident in 1612. She subsequently moved from Rome to Florence, where she found favour with the Medici family and became the first female member of the city’s Academy of Drawing.” ~ 10,000 Years of Art

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