Location

Portland State University

Start Date

2-5-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

2-5-2018 11:00 AM

Subjects

Art -- History, Gentileschi, Artemisia, 1593-1652 or 1653 Criticism and interpretation

Abstract

The Allegory of Fame is a recently rediscovered painting that is attributed to Artemisia Gentileschi. As is common with all of Artemisia’s paintings, there come 1 certain questions among scholars such as, is it truly her work? When was it made? Who was it made for? This particular painting also features a rare subject for Artemisia- an allegory. Allegory of Fame is unusual for Artemisia in terms of size and composition as 2 well. I was attracted to exploring these questions and peculiarities around such a unique painting by Artemisia. Due to the controversies around the timeline and provenance of this work- depending on where it was established in Artemisia’s career - it could widen up her oeuvre and scholars consideration of whom her patrons might have been. Unfortunately, due to how recently the painting has been rediscovered, this piece has very little research or scholarship regarding it. This paper explores these issues and the problems with categorization.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25141

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May 2nd, 9:00 AM May 2nd, 11:00 AM

An Argument and Survey on Artemisia Gentileschi’s Allegory of Fame

Portland State University

The Allegory of Fame is a recently rediscovered painting that is attributed to Artemisia Gentileschi. As is common with all of Artemisia’s paintings, there come 1 certain questions among scholars such as, is it truly her work? When was it made? Who was it made for? This particular painting also features a rare subject for Artemisia- an allegory. Allegory of Fame is unusual for Artemisia in terms of size and composition as 2 well. I was attracted to exploring these questions and peculiarities around such a unique painting by Artemisia. Due to the controversies around the timeline and provenance of this work- depending on where it was established in Artemisia’s career - it could widen up her oeuvre and scholars consideration of whom her patrons might have been. Unfortunately, due to how recently the painting has been rediscovered, this piece has very little research or scholarship regarding it. This paper explores these issues and the problems with categorization.