Category Archives: Research & Reflection

Visit to St. Michael with St. Mary – Melbourne Parish Church

This visit came about after going to Melbourne for an art trail in September – Melbourne is just over 12 miles from where I live in Derby and yet I had never visited the town and was unaware of the … Continue reading

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Sketchbook work ….

This is a very short blog demonstrating how I have used my sketchbooks with the first one being for primarily the required exercises throughout the course and the second two with additional photographs and postcards. On the left is an … Continue reading

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Reflection on Part 5 and Assignment 5

This is a section of the course I freely admit to have struggled with particularly in terms of style and hence my notes have been left longer than required which I have appreciated I may get marked down for. My … Continue reading

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What happened to Artemisia and where is she buried? short research notes with additional information

Artemisia returned to Rome in 1621 and shortly after she and her husband separated and all trace of him vanished. ¬†Artemisia is known to have resided in Naples between 1630 and 1637 and then in England between 1638 and 1639 … Continue reading

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Great Works: Judith beheading Holofernes (1612-13), Artemisia Gentileschi – The Independent

This is an article I discovered when researching the differences between the 1612 and 1620 portray of Judith and Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi. The author starts with the mention of the slasher genre of paintings which involve extensive violence and … Continue reading

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“More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil” – The Guardian October 2016

My tutor very kindly sent the link for this article that she had seen in The Guardian and which was questioning why the genius of Artemisia Gentileschi had been overlooked for so long? The subject of the article was Artemisia’s … Continue reading

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Artemisia Gentileschi – who was she? short notes prior to essay…

Artemisia Gentileschi is recognised now as one of the greatest female painters of the Baroque period and has become my personal heroine. Artemesia was born on 8th July 1593 in Rome to Orazio Gentileschi and his wife Prudentia Montone and … Continue reading

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