Artemisia Gentileschi

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7.7 X 10.0 X 0.8 inches | 1.75 pounds

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About the Author
Sheila Barker is director of the Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici. She wrote the introduction to Lives of Artemisia Gentileschi (Getty, 2021) and is a contributor to Artemisia (2020).
"Over the last thirty years Artemisia Gentileschi has received a good deal of attention, to which Sheila Barker's beautifully illustrated monograph is an outstanding contribution, brimming over with fresh insights and revelatory comparisons on nearly every page . . . essential reading for everyone who has studied this artist, as well as anyone who wishes to begin to know her."
--John T. Spike, author of Young Michelangelo: The Path to the Sistine and Caravaggio: Catalogue of Paintings

"Sheila Barker paints a rich portrait of Artemisia's early career . . . providing details of the artist's life as well as the personalities she encountered. All in all, a major contribution to our understanding of Artemisia's life and work."
--Judith W. Mann, Curator, European Art to 1800, Saint Louis Art Museum

"Sheila Barker's book provides a compelling and lively introduction to this endlessly fascinating, complex, and essential painter whose ambitious work challenged the gender-restricting conventions of her day by asserting her claim to be the equal of her male colleagues."
--Keith Christiansen, Curator Emeritus, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

"Sheila Barker's cutting-edge scholarship in Artemisia Gentileschi clears a pathway for all audiences to appreciate the artist's pictorial intelligence."
-- "" (11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM)
"The book draws on new discoveries to overturn long-held ideas about Artemisia while introducing a more complex understanding of her as an artist, woman, and entrepreneur."--Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers "Foreword Reviews" (3/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"A marvelously readable volume."

--Christopher Knight "Los Angeles Times" (2/23/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"Barker's text weaves documentary evidence together with some excellent close visual analysis of her attributed paintings, unpacking the rich symbolism and its significance in her work, which offers a lively and vivid understanding of the wider contexts and motives behind her movements."--Olivia McEwan "Hyperallergic" (3/3/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"Barker write[s] with great connoisseurial acumen, archival knowledge, and analytical power. Full of limpid prose and generous illustrations, [the book is] ready to charm a specialist as well as anyone new to the artist."--Yanzhang Cui "Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies" (11/20/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"A clear, compelling narrative that is both intellectually sophisticated and pleasurably accessible."--Mary D. Garrard "The Burlington Magazine" (1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM)
"Beautifully illustrated. . . . A close examination of the paintings and a case study in the vicissitudes of patronage."--Ann Landi "The Wall Street Journal" (4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"Both scholarly and engaging--a veritable page turner."--Erin J. Campbell "Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal" (11/1/2023 12:00:00 AM)