Catholic Lives, Episode 12–From Victim to Icon: Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi / Артемизия Джентилески (1593-1653) – Autoritratto come suonatrice di liuto / Автопортрет в образе лютнистки (1615-1617)

Our latest episode of Catholic Lives is now up on Anchor (the YouTube version should be up by tomorrow).

This week’s episode of Catholic Lives takes a look at the life and times of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656?). A master of the Baroque era in an age when almost no woman attained such a stature as an artist, she is perhaps more well known for her somewhat scandalous life: raped at the age of 17 by a painter, she was vindicated in court, and went on to become a successful artist in her own right. In this episode we will discuss her life, and why should be considered a Catholic artist, despite her controversial life. Check it out on Anchor.

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