Artemisia Gentileski – a Tuscan artist, daughter and student of Orazio Gentileski, was born in Rome. At the beginning of her biography, Artemisia Gentileschi studied painting with her father, then Agostino Tassi. He was a colleague of her father, who was later convicted of raping another teenager Artemisia in 1612.
A few years later she was portrayed as a prostitute, a victim of feminism, a heroine, and also an independent woman of her period. Her life was described in several short stories, plays. In purely artistic terms, Gentilesky’s biography became known for her vigorous performance, the delightful use of chiaroscuro in the Caravaggio style. Throughout his life, Artemisia has achieved both success and fame.
In 1616, she became the first woman to become part of the Academy of Painting in Florence. Around 1638, Artemisia visited England, where she was considered a great portraitist. Among the paintings of Gentileski the most famous are “Judith and Holofernes”, “Mary Magdalen”, “Christ among the Doctors”, self-portrait.