Artemisia Gentileschi, the first woman painter of Italy, at an exhibition which runs from March 14 to July 15, 2012.
The Maillol Museum is back on the extraordinary life of Artemisia Gentileschi, the first woman painter of Italy, at an exhibition which runs from March 14 to July 15, 2012. On this occasion, some sixty paintings will be exhibited: these first paintings in 1610 until recent works, dated 1634, are all characteristic of a particular style, popular in the royal courts.
Thus, the exhibition at the Musée Maillol Artemisia is a special tribute to this amazing artist: daughter of a renowned painter, Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia would have bathed in the art world since his childhood ... Passionate about painting, it would be launched from the age of 15 years in making paintings.
While the women of that time remained cantonées for domestic activities and could not pledge their lives, Artemisia Gentileschi lived in her art, repeated by the greatest citizens of the time. It is difficult to imagine a woman artist in the Court of Italy, England: the talent of Artemisia was such that all the demanding, being considered one of the best artists of his time.
After having been raped in her hometown, Rome, Artemisia married and migrated to Florence, where she set up her first workshop: from numerous connections of the artist, his paintings are estimated to cost a 16 guilders, a fortune the time.
Also, you can quickly work out that darkens, his paintings are darker, more violent: Artemisia style is unique, making it an artist recognized by his peers. Thus, it will eventually teach some famous painters such as Cavallino, or Spardaro Guari ...
Artemisia, power, glory and passions of a woman painter, discover the Musée Maillol March 14 to July 15, 2012,
Hours: 10h30-19h | Friday night until 9:30 p.m.
Prices: 11 € | € 9 discount
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