Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi - Lives of the Artists

Hardback (09 Mar 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Artemisia Gentileschi was the greatest female artists of the Baroque age. In Artemisia Gentileschi, critic and historian Jonathan Jones discovers how Artemisia overcame a turbulent past to become one of the foremost painters of her day.

As a young woman Artemisia was raped by her tutor, and then had to endure a seven-month-long trial during which she was brutally examined by the authorities. Gentileschi was shamed in a culture where honour was everything. Yet she went on to become one of the most sought-after artists of the seventeenth century. Yet she went on to become one of the most sought-after artists of the seventeenth century. Gentileschi's art communicated a powerful personal vision. Like Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois or Tracey Emin, she put her life into her art.

'Lives of the Artists'is a new series of brief artists biographies from Laurence King Publishing. The series takes as its inspiration Giorgio Vasari's five-hundred-year-old masterwork, updating it with modern takes on the lives of key artists past and present. Focusing on the life of the artist rather than examining their work, each book also includes key images illustrating the artist's life.

About the Publisher

Laurence King Publishing

Laurence King Publishing

Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world's leading publishers of books on the creative arts. Our books are acclaimed for their inventiveness, beautiful design and authoritative texts, as well as the care taken over their production. With approximately 40 staff members, we are based in Islington in London.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786276094
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 759.5
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 226g
Height: 135mm
Width: 190mm
Spine width: 16mm