Past Event

Refuge and Recognition: Artemisia Gentileschi in Florence, 1613-1620

Wed, Apr 28 2010 - 6:00pm

Refuge and Recognition: Artemisia Gentileschi in Florence, 1613-1620

Andrea Husby, Ph.D., Art Historian

In 1971, art historian Linda Nochlin asked the question, “Why have there been no great women artists?” Among the dozens of women artists who have since been rediscovered in response, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652), whose personal life was as dramatic as her Baroque-period paintings, enjoyed a reputation on par with many of her male contemporaries. One of the first women artists to live exclusively on her income from her art, Artemisia flourished in Florence under the patronage of Cosimo II de Medici. Discover the life and world of this remarkable woman.

MLF: Arts/Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$12 members, $20 non-members
Program Organizer: George Hammond