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Gentileschi (July 8, 1593- 1653) Italian Baroque Biographical Information: She was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. She was also one of the first female artists to paint historical and religious paintings. Her father was the painter Orazio Gentileschi, one of the greatest representatives of the school of Caravaggio. She first started painting in her father’s workshop and showed much more talent than her brothers.
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Unformatted text preview: She was tortured during a trial of her father’s boss. They believed if she could tell the same story under torture it was true. Gentileschi Judith Beheading Holofernus 158.8 X 125.5 cm Oil on canvas Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples Gentileschi Portrait of a Condottiero 208 X 128 cm Oil on canvas Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna Gentileschi Birth of St, John the Baptist 184 x 258 cm Oil on canvas Museo del Prado, Madrid...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course ART 001 taught by Professor Amburgy,patricia during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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