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Disciplines

Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

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Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656?) was a rare female Baroque artist who successfully established herself in the field of narrative history paintings. Her work included several series of paintings representing variations on a single theme. Her “Susanna and the Elders” series is unique among these: it contains the largest number of paintings executed over the longest period of time with no repetition of image types. This series exemplifies Artemisia’s practice of portraying heroic female protagonists and her narrative originality. Her potential identification with the character of Susanna moreover has allowed Artemisia to create a series of rare insight and nuance.

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[This presentation is the condensed version of a longer paper which is included below.]

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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne H. Muraoka

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

13-2-2016 10:15 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 11:15 AM

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Feb 13th, 10:15 AM Feb 13th, 11:15 AM

Oh, Susanna: Exploring Artemisia’s Most Painted Heroine

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656?) was a rare female Baroque artist who successfully established herself in the field of narrative history paintings. Her work included several series of paintings representing variations on a single theme. Her “Susanna and the Elders” series is unique among these: it contains the largest number of paintings executed over the longest period of time with no repetition of image types. This series exemplifies Artemisia’s practice of portraying heroic female protagonists and her narrative originality. Her potential identification with the character of Susanna moreover has allowed Artemisia to create a series of rare insight and nuance.

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[This presentation is the condensed version of a longer paper which is included below.]