1600 – 1700
The Baroque

Gentileschi's Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1638-39 (Royal
Collection, Windsor)

Speakers: John Machado and Denise Johnson of Iconomaniacs

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Susan Ward wrote on Monday, August 08, 2011

This is among one of my all-time favorite paintings. It's so dynamic: her right hand hovering in mid-air, the way she's leaning out as if looking around a canvas towards her subject, even just her pendant hanging from the chain. Another thing I love is the vibrancy of the green dress, the way the light catches the cloth. None of Artemisia's other works caught my eye quite like this one did when I first saw it.

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Gentileschis Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting
From Rome, working in London, England
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