Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art - Mary D. Garrard

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art

Mary D. Garrard

Book Summary

Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as the most important woman artist before the modern period, was a major Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century and the only female follower of Caravaggio. This first full-length study of her life and work shows that her powerfully original treatments of mythic-heroic female subjects depart radically from traditional inter

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