Lecture: Artemisia Gentileschi: The Fortunes of a Female Painter in Baroque Italy

May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artemisia Gentileschi, Death of Cleopatra, ca. 1629
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–ca. 1656), Death of Cleopatra, ca. 1629, oil on canvas.

Jesse Locker, Associate Professor of Art History, Portland State University

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–ca. 1656) is a rare example of a successful, independent female artist in the rough-and-tumble world of 17th-century Italy, best known for her sometimes shocking portrayals of powerful biblical and mythological heroines. This talk explores recent scholarship, newly discovered works by the artist, and corresponds to the Museum’s display of Gentileschi’s painting Death of Cleopatra.

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