Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Each time the victim of sexual violence gets asked what they were wearing, it heartlessly implies that he or she was responsible for the assault and could have prevented it. To fight against the myth that sexual assault could be prevented by the victim alone, an art exhibition displaying what victims wore during the assault was created. More info: sapec.
A self-portrait of the brilliant artist Artemisia Gentileschi has just been bought by the National Gallery , and after restoration, will go on display there in Depressingly, it is only the 20th painting by a woman artist acquired by a gallery whose collection comprises 2, European paintings. But what an artist she is. Some might say that talking about this detracts from the painting, but it is impossible not to. It is with context that art comes alive. In the MeToo era, there has been much discussion of whether you can separate the art from the artist, and the relevance of biography to our interpretations of art.
Although all too aware that she had a harder job being taken seriously, she had faith in her talent, her work. Gentileschi's work is known for its strong women, and its vibrant, even shocking depictions of violence. Her story is one of talent, but also resilience, ambition and fierce determination. For Gentileschi had to overcome personal trauma and public humiliation before she could attain the status as one of the most significant Italian artists of the age.
Courtesy of Royal Collection. Artemisia Gentileschi c. Not only was she excellent at painting emotional scenes, but she was also the first woman accepted into the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts. On top of that, she worked with Caravaggio as his only female pupil. Yet, Artemisia was forgotten for centuries. He also helped retell her difficult story to the public. See, part of what makes her art so poignant are its themes of sexual assault and assertive women. She drew from her own experiences as a woman in Renaissance Italy.