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Publisher: 24 Ore Cultura Srl

Format: paperback

ISBN: 978-88-7179-668-0

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652/53). One of the rare women painter of the Sixteen century.  She was adopted by the feminist movement as a standard-bearer and through a distorted psychoanalytic reading she was believed to be exacting her revenge through her cathartic brushstrokes, transforming herself into Judith slaying Holofernes/Agostino Tassi, as if that popular biblical topos had been the only one that Gentileschi had dedicated her time to.
Her paintings along with those of her father were exhibited in Florence, Rome, New York and Saint Louis. The exhibition planned from September 2011 to January 2012 in Milan aims to, at last, make amends for the unfair favors attributed to her otherwise excellent father and will provide the visitor with each essential knot in the pictorial evolution of his vibrant and chameleon-like daughter. The viewer and reader will be able to formulate an overall judgment.

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