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10 Facts You May Not Know About Artemisia Gentileschi

A Fuller Picture of Artemisia Gentileschi | The New Yorker

The story of Susanna and the Elders, related in the Book of Daniel, was a popular subject for artists in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and no wonder. Susanna, a virtuous, beautiful young woman, is bathing in her garden while two older men spy on her. The men suddenly accost her and demand that she submit to rape; if she resists, they warn, they will ruin her reputation by claiming that they caught her with a lover. The tale offered painters an irresistible opportunity to replicate a similar kind of voyeurism. In a treatment by Rubens from half a century later, on display at the Borghese Gallery, in Rome, Susanna is shown reaching for a shawl, realizing with horror that she has been exposed to two leering men. A very different Susanna is offered by Artemisia Gentileschi, who was born in Rome in , and who painted the scene in , when she was seventeen. Her head and her body torque away from the onlookers as she raises a hand toward them, in what looks like ineffectual self-defense.

More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil

Currently, Mariel is part of the province of Artemisa formerly La Habana and has a population of 42, inhabitants. During my brief stay, I asked a local about the current state of the container terminal at the Development Zone and employment opportunities for the residents of Mariel. If I made the mistake of staying after that time, I ran the risk of finding nothing that would take me back to Havana.
Artemisia Gentileschi turned the horrors of her own life — repression, injustice, rape — into brutal biblical paintings that were also a war cry for oppressed women. Why has her extraordinary genius been overlooked? T wo women are holding a man down on a bed. They are well-built with powerful arms but even so it takes their combined strength to keep their victim immobilised as one of them cuts through his throat with a gleaming sword. Blood spurts from deep red geysers as she saws.