Artemisia Gentileschi⁣ Self-Portrait as the Allegory of

Artemisia Gentileschi⁣ Self-Portrait as the Allegory of

3/6/2021, 6:36:24 PM
Artemisia Gentileschi⁣ Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting⁣ 1638⁣ “The scene depicts Gentileschi painting herself, who is in turn represented as the “Allegory of Painting” illustrated by Cesare Ripa. It is now in the British Royal Collection.⁣ The painting demonstrates rare feminist themes from a time when women seldom held jobs, let alone were well known for them. Gentileschi's portrayal of herself as the epitome of the arts was a bold statement to make for the period. Though the painting is today overshadowed by many of Gentileschi's other, more dramatic and raw scenes reflecting the artist's troubling younger years, That it is a self-portrait as well as an allegory was first proposed by Michael Levey in the 20th century, and is not universally accepted, as some art historians see the features of the figure here as too different from those in other portraits of the artist.”⁣ (Bristish Royal Collection)⁣ #modernart #20thcenturyart #paintings #painting #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #kunst #arte #artonig #igart #konst ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #artemisiagentileschi #gentileschi #selfportraitastheallegoryofpainting #theroyalcollection

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