Start Date

28-4-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 11:45 AM

Subjects

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652 or 1653) -- Criticism and interpretation, Feminism and art, Women painters -- Italy -- Biography

Description

Up until the era of Modern Art, the artistic community excluded women and dismissed their work as inferior. One exception to this trend is the 17th-century Italian artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, whose work demonstrated her ability to use scenes depicting familiar stories as a way to express her personal struggles as a woman. Drawing upon historical interpretations of her art, popular stories at the time, and the artwork itself, this paper demonstrates the use of art as a tool to communicate social injustice.

Description

3rd place winner of the Karen E. Hoppes Young Historians Award for Outstanding Research and Writing.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17289

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Apr 28th, 10:30 AM Apr 28th, 11:45 AM

The Link Between Artemisia Gentileschi’s Biography and Her Artistic Oeuvre

Up until the era of Modern Art, the artistic community excluded women and dismissed their work as inferior. One exception to this trend is the 17th-century Italian artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, whose work demonstrated her ability to use scenes depicting familiar stories as a way to express her personal struggles as a woman. Drawing upon historical interpretations of her art, popular stories at the time, and the artwork itself, this paper demonstrates the use of art as a tool to communicate social injustice.