I know I told I’m of to paint… But I really had to reblog this before “leaving”…

Elliott in Gotham

Artemisia: Pouvoir, gloire et passions d’une femme peintre

The paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi (on show at the Musée Maillol from March 14 to July 15) are so expressive you can practically smell the blood and sweat. They also portray women as assertive beings, capable of giving themselves over to both crime and pleasure (often both at the same time), thus breaking away for the sexist conventions of the 17th century. Her work was shunned by patriarchal society for centuries; but finally the ‘forgotten’ daughter of Orazio Gentileschi is being recognized as one of the most revolutionary Italian artists of the Baroque period. This exhibition, at the Musée Maillol, reinstates Artemisia as a painting genius – and about time too!  TimeOut Paris

In the catalogue’s introductory biographical notes, we read:

Born “Artemisia Gentileschi,” she was the daughter of one of Rome’s greatest painters of the Baroque period [Orazio Gentileschi].

In 17th century Italy, a…

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