Power, Pain & Passion: Artemisia Gentileschi

She faced violence. She faced humiliation. She faced the plague.

But she overcame all.

‘You will find the spirit of Caesar in this soul of a woman’, she once wrote.

Artemisia Gentileschi was the boldest female painter of the Baroque period. She triumphed in an Italian society that expected women to become wives or nuns. Her life story was turbulent and tragic yet through steely determination she turned her suffering into art, painting theatrical and dramatic works with a masterful use of light and shadow.

This talk will explore Artemisia’s compelling life story and her visceral, powerful and often savage works of art.