Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
Mary D. Garrard (Author)
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DescriptionArtemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the premodern era. Her art addressed issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with vigorous female protagonists chime with modern audiences, and she is celebrated by feminist critics and scholars. This book breaks new ground by placing Gentileschi in the context of women's political history. Mary D. Garrard, noted Gentileschi scholar, shows that the artist most likely knew or knew about contemporary writers such as the Venetian feminists Lucrezia Marinella and Arcangela Tarabotti. She discusses recently discovered paintings, offers fresh perspectives on known works, and examines the artist anew in the context of feminist history. This beautifully illustrated book gives for the first time a full portrait of a strong woman artist who fought back through her art.
September 15, 2020
5.7 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 1.6 pounds
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About the Author
Mary D. Garrard is professor emerita of art history at American University in Washington, DC. Her books include Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art and Brunelleschi's Egg: Gender, Art, and Nature in Renaissance Italy.