Artemisia Gentileschi, Rome 1593 - Post 1654 Naples?
The preeminent woman artist of the Italian Baroque, Artemisia Gentileschi is renowned today for her portrayals of strong women. Born in Rome in 1593, Artemisia was the only daughter of Orazio Gentileschi, one of Caravaggio’s earliest followers, who trained her as a painter. In 1611, Artemisia was raped by the painter Agostino Tassi, a collaborator of her father’s employed as her teacher. An infamous trial ensued, during which Artemisia was tortured using thumbscrews with the aim of verifying her testimony. Though Tassi was ultimately found guilty, Artemisia’s reputation suffered, and shortly after the trial, Orazio arranged her marriage to a painter of modest abilities, Pierantonio Stiattesi. The couple moved to Florence, where Artemisia’s career flourished. She secured the patronage of Grand Duke Cosimo II and established her reputation at the Medici court, painting striking works featuring violent subjects with female protagonists, often read by modern scholars in biographical terms. Artemisia and her husband separated in 1620, and she became the head of her own household, enjoying a freedom and independence known by few women of her age. She moved frequently for career opportunities and to accommodate patrons, taking her back to Rome from 1620 until 1626, to Venice between 1626 and 1630, and finally to Naples in 1630, where she remained for the rest of her life, running a large and successful workshop.
Pasado y Presente (Past and Present)Jorge Kunitz, Tendencias
March 27, 2019 Old masters and contemporary stars coexist in the gallery of Edmondo di Robilant and Marco Voena.
Three exhibitions to see in London this weekendKabir Jhala and Jose Da Silva, The Art Newspaper
January 11, 2019 To whet our appetites for the forthcoming 2020 blockbuster at the National Gallery, Robilant + Voena is showing an exhibition...
A Baroque #MeToo heroine, a censored video and an 'unprecedented deal': the year in museum acquisitionsVictoria Stapley-Brown, Aimee Dawson, Gabriella Angeleti, Hannah McGivern and Nancy Kenney, The Art Newspaper
December 10, 2018 The work was sold by the London-based gallery Robilant + Voena (...) The painting is due to go on show...
Sales heat up at Art Basel Miami BeachMelanie Gerlis, Financial Times
December 7, 2018 'Among the participating 32 dealers, Robilant + Voena dedicates part of its space to paintings by the now sought-after 17thcentury...
Feminist icon's influence over the centuriesColin Gleadell, The Daily Telegraph
December 4, 2018 'An exhibition at the Robilant + Voena gallery in Mayfair titled The Gentileschi Effect, strewn with the artist’s pictures of...
London Art WeekSophie Barling, Apollo
December 3, 2018 'Continuing the theme of women artists, Robilant & Voena co-hosts 'The Gentileschi Effect' at the National Gallery...
L'autoritratto di artemisia alla national, 21ma opera di un'artista su 2300Il Giornale Dell'Arte
September 3, 2018 Londra, Il gusto cambia.
In Today’s Art Market, the ‘Male Gaze’ Is Not a Good LookScott Reyburn, New York Times
July 14, 2018 LONDON — Taste is changing. When private collectors and public museums acquire works of art, these acquisitions are being made...
The week in art: Swiss empire expands into SingaporeMelanie Gerlis, Financial Times
July 13, 2018 New Asian outpost for art fair group; auction sales looking good so far; Armory show cuts exhibitor costs; portraits sit...
National Gallery Purchases £3.6M Artemisia Gentileschi; Transforming How It ‘Tells The Story of Women Artists’Frieze
July 13, 2018 The National Gallery in London has bought a 17th century Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait for a record GBP£3.6 million.
In NumbersAntiques Trade Gazette
July 12, 2018
The National Gallery acquired an artwork made by a female artist for the first time in 27 years.Eli Hill, Artsy
July 9, 2018 Artemisia Gentileschi ’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (1615-17) has become the first artwork by a female artist...
London’s National Gallery (Finally) Buys a Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, Pioneering Female Artist of the Italian ReEileen Kinsella, Artnet
July 6, 2018 The museum now owns 21 works by women—out of more than 2,000.
National Gallery spends £3.6m on rare painting to boost women's artRobert Dex, The Evening Standard
July 6, 2018 The National Gallery has spent £3.6 million on a rare self-portrait by a 17th century female painter as part of...
National Gallery buys Artemisia Gentileschi masterpiece for £3.6mJonathan Jones, The Guardian
July 6, 2018 The 17th-century painter’s self-portrait, which alludes to her rape trial, is only the 20th work by a woman to enter...