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.
Painting the Way for Women When Artemisia Gentileschi began painting, as an apprentice under her father’s eye, art was a male only community. At this time, there were no female artists and throughout her life Artemisia Gentileschi broke boundaries and overcame the general consensus that women were not artists. Her life was full of tragedy that she persevered past, all while using the horrific events and bible stories to create something powerful. Artemisia Gentileschi overcame adversity within the art community that was led by prejudice and misogyny.
In the painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Beheading Holofernes, from 1612, shows the perspective of a woman artist, in a male dominated society, and her method of showing women as heroes. Likewise, the fact that she may have been targeted by men, who deemed her below them, and that she suffered rape and embarrassing trial, resulted in an aggressive depiction towards the man. Before and after this period, women struggled to receive fair treatment and opportunities to excel in the Arts, but she was able to succeed lacking those opportunities offered to men. Future generations of women, now, could reference a role model other than men, and influence a new dimension of art.
Artemisia Gentileschi's depiction of “Judith slaying Holofernes” is my favorite over Caravaggio's “Judith beheading Holofernes” because of the absolute bloodletting portrayed in her own version. In my own opinion, Artemisia Gentileschi's “Judith slaying Holofernes” is the most powerful Baroque painting considering Gentileschi's dark past. Allow me to provide such back story of this woman, and her undeniable genius. Artemisia Gentileschi had been born July 8th, of 1593. She had been an accomplished Baroque painter, despite her being a female painter in the 1600's.
The Passion of Artemisia contained both historical accuracies and inaccuracies. The author Susan Vreeland was fairly accurate in describing the cuisine and Galileo. However, there were discrepancies concerning Artemisia’s paintings of Judith, her family, and the architecture.
Catlett does a good job at getting her point across about advocating for social justice in her paintings. She has a similar sculpture called “Mother and Child” which portrays an African American woman cradling her baby. The sculpture represents that black women are courageous maternal figures. She does this to “reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential,” (Catlett). By doing so she was able to win numerous Nobel piece
Artemisia, the female ruler of Halicarnassus, was one of several prominent figures during the Achaemenid period of the Persian Empire. Noted for her significance as a naval commander and ascension to throne of Caria, the core aspects which led to her considerable impact on history have been debated and scrutinised by scholars and historians. Through analytical readings and evaluation of both primary and secondary sources, three main concluding reasons can be determined for the influence of Artemisia in ancient history: her tactical and strategic prowess during warfare, the relationship between Xerxes and Artemisia, and lastly, her portrayal by Herodotus with the relative performance of Artemisia alongside her fellow Persian commanders.
Then when I read the information I was not wrong at all. This connection it’s due to the twenty two years my husband has served the USA Army. I can see and feel her pain and frustration. I remember when my husband was at war, not knowing if I will see him again, if he was coming back the same way he left. This painting reflects my friend Ana’s life.
Artwork is a form of self-expression from an artist based on life experience, or on something that the artist feels strongly about (Berenson, 87). The product of art can help others with similar experiences but not able to express the same feeling themselves. From the product of art, people can start drawing excitement, purpose as well as encouragement about the real thing being expressed. Through a piece of art, the artist can communicate a purpose, an emotion or an idea in their work. In this research paper, I compare two pieces of artwork; Madonna and child with the saints by Giovanni Bellini and Madonna and child with the two angels done by Fra Filippo Lippi.
This painting is supposed to portray two teen lovers “The painting captures a perfectly frozen moment in time; two lovers caught by the spectator in the act of stealing a furtive kiss while no-one else is looking,” (Artble, 2016). The flirtatious young maiden is leaning in for a kiss while simultaneously looking back towards the party to ensure no-one is looking. The maiden was painted with such fashion and detail in her outfit. The main focus of the painting is the women and her facial expressions discerning the illicit action. Starting by glancing at the two lovers while they share a kiss, her beautiful dress catches the viewer’s eyes and wonder downward in a diagonal line.
Orazio Gentileschi, who was one of the Italian Baroque painters working in Rome at the time, was heavily influenced by Caravaggio in the 1600s. Gentileschi used “dramatic, unconventional gesture and monumental composition” (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica) in his paintings and his strong chiaroscuro shows off his abilities to create naturalistic figures in a dark space much like Caravaggio. The story of Judith is an example of a gruesome story painted with the intense detail and unsettling naturalism some artists at the time were practicing with. Gentileschi started Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes in 1621 and by the time he finished four years later, his style had softened and returned to a more Mannerist style. This is highlighted in his most famous painting The Annunciation in 1623.
She was able to express her life experiences through her artwork and openly expressing this allowed for her to become an iconic female artist. Lily is a pysch patient who idolizes Frida Khalo’s work “ The Broken Column”. It was explained that when Lily views this piece during her psychotherapy she is able to relate, though she suffered from different illness then Frida Khalo she was able to connect to Frida’s art work. Rather she sees the paintings as representations of her continuous state in which she is torn through the middle, ravaged by an exquisitely vicious steeliness. Like Kahlo’s dreamer, she hovers between life and death but without a rage for life that can find an expression.
Basically what artists do is they create images or pictures that help us remember past memories and be able to relive them, especially if they were short lived or rare occasions. The painting in the book is done by Manohar and is called Jahangir Recieves a Cup from Khusrau. Jahangir is a ruler of the Mughal dynasty in India, and was being passed the exquisite present of a golden cup by his son Khusrau. This painting falls under this category because it commemorates a time of reconciliation between father and son, who had a violent falling out. The moment didn’t last.
Art Analysis Essay In the work Lucrezia Romana by Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli, otherwise known as Giampietrino, there stands a contorted woman with a dagger nearly piercing her own flesh as she waits to take her own life. The figure, Lucretia, is a character from the ancient Roman period who was said to have been raped by the son of the tyrannical ruler of Rome. The oil painting on wood was completed in 1540 in the city of Milan, in the midst of the High Renaissance period. While Giampietrino’s painting stands as a remarkable piece of artwork, it must be noted that a lot of the stylistic qualities he implements into the work are extremely similar to that of Leonardo Da Vinci’s.