Susan Vreeland’s novel The Passion of Artemisia, a work of historical fiction, inspired this list of facts about one of the greatest painters of the Baroque era.
This passage in Rachel Spence’s otherwise straightforward review of the current Artemisia Gentileschi exhibiton at the Palazzo Reale, Milan, immediately caught my attention yesterday in the Financial Times …
The Bowery isn’t the first place in New York you’d think of to run into a Baroque Old Master painting, but then when the “old master” in question is actually one of the pre-modern era’s only iconic female artists, maybe a little bit of downtown attitude should be expected. “Portrait of an Unidentified Man” (1630-1640) by Artemisia Gentileschi is now on view at Sperone Westwater gallery.
Remember that insane story about the Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli handing out new lapel pins to staff with the state seal covered up with an armored breastplate? Arts writer Tyler Green dreams up a snarky scenario where the Virginia attorney general’s disdain for female nudity reaches the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.