“Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1652/1653), daughter of well-known Roman artist, Orazio Gentileschi (1563 – 1639), was one of the first women artists to achieve recognition in the male-dominated world of post-Renaissance art. In an era when female artists were limited to portrait painting and imitative poses, she was the first woman to paint major historical and religious scenarios.”
I first came across this on Tumblr and I found her story to be really fascinating. This person seems to really know a lot. Here’s what’s been posted starting with what I came across first.
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