Tag Archives: Artemisia Gentileschi

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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Reflection on World History of Art and my final reflection on the course

I have amended this reflection after feedback from my tutor and in reference to some additional questions she has suggested I answer. I start this short review with an observation of how strange it feels to be writing this – … Continue reading

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History of Art being axed from the ‘A’ Level curriculum

In October 2016 there has been an announcement that History of Art is to be axed from the state school A-level curriculum by AQA, the exam board, ¬†due to it being considered a ‘soft subject’. I had seen a few … Continue reading

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