Art Chowder May | June 2018, Issue 15 - Page 42

Artemisia Gentileschi: From Obscurity to Celebrity and Myth “I think Your Most Illustrious Lordship will not suffer any loss with me and that you will find the spirit of Caesar in this soul of a woman.” “And I will show Your Most Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do.” Letters from Artemisia Gentileschi to her patron Don Antonio Ruffo, 1649 A rtemisia Gentileschi (1593-ca. 1653), an Italian Baroque artist, was the \X[[XYHܙ[[BXY[ZXH[\YۛˈH]Z[Y[ۈ[[ۙ؛H[[\Y]ۜ[][H[XY [[YY[؜\]H܈ YX\Y\\X] []Y[[H[H]H [\H[[Z[\\\ܚX[Y[\[\HY\BYXوY[\\[\\ܞK[\[K[\Y\XX[H[B[&\[Z[[\^K8'H]B\HY[ܙX]Y[\\'B NMJBH\H]\X\و\[Z\XH\˜Y\H[H؜XHXNBܝ[\وY[Z[\[Z\ܚ NMJHۈHX\x&\]œXˈ]]܈\XZ[HܙY\[]Y\\\ۈ\[Z\XH8'HXYۚYX[^\[ۋ8'H\ܚX[\\8'HܙX]Z[\وH\]Y[H^\'B]\[[ H\X[ۈقY]ZXY[ٙ\\\X\[›ۈHX[YH Z[HBXY[ K\Y[]H\HB[Z[\ ܈][[\]\[ۙK[]Z[^]X[\X]\š[H[\[XY[][ۈHH \[\K]\H\[[H MB[]\[ۈ[\HZXY[[[&\”]Y\܈\[Z\XN TTPQVSB\[Z\XH[[\H MNLLMLB\[H[H[\ŒML[ۈ[\ 'BZp[Z[\ٙ[[\X[