Artemisia Gentileschi's Corsica And The Satyr

Good Essays
Looking into her biography, Artemisia Gentileschi was a well-known figure and one of the first female artists to pursue a profession on the same terms as men. Her work is often overshadowed by the contradictory narratives that contained her. Gentileschi painted in the same style of Caravaggio, revealing her art with powerful stage lighting to intensify effects of emotional drama. I read that her figures were mostly heroic women drawn from history, and religious subject matter, including Cleopatra, Lucretia, and Mary Magdalene, often depicted nude and desirous.
Going through all of her paintings, there is one that I am intrigued by called Corsica and the Satyr. Ca. 1640s, oil on canvas 1.55m by 2.10m. In this painting I see a woman fleeing a
Get Access