Heard-Craig Center for the ArtsMcKinney, TX, United States

Free Art History Lecture - Italian Baroque Artist Artemisia Gentileschi

By Heard-Craig Center for the Arts (other events)

Wednesday, April 1 2020 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, also known as Autoritratto in veste di Pittura or simply La Pittura, was painted by the Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.

She was invited to London in 1638 by Charles I, and probably produced this sophisticated and accomplished self-portrait in England. She holds a brush in one hand and a palette in the other, cleverly identifying herself as the female personification of painting - something her male contemporaries could never do.


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