Enduring a series of harrowing experiences as a young woman, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656) was shamed in an Italian culture where honor was everything. Yet as Jonathan Jones explains, she went on to become one of the most sought-after artists of the 17th century. In this succinct biography, Jones traces how Gentileschi earned the respect of her peers by drawing upon traditional biblical and historical themes to forge a powerful personal vision.
Artemisia Gentileschi: Lives of the Artists
Author: Jonathan Jones.