Artemisia Gentileschi

1593 (Naples) / 1652

During the first half of the 17th century, Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi was a precursor of Baroque painting, taking on the Caravaggio style and the master's inventions: dramatic appearance, powerful theatrical effects, clear drawing, subtle lighting. Traveling throughout Italy, she succeeded in imposing herself as a woman painter in the circle of the Medici and Charles I of England.

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