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Caroline Hennessy WR150-I2 Prospectus Applying modern concept to 17 th Century art proposes many conflicts and arguments, especially in the case of Artemisia Gentileschi . Her artwork is studied not only for its artistic merit, but also for its feministic representation . Artemisia represents many woman characters in her artwork and modern scholars have very differing opinions about how she meant to portray the female gender . Yet she is not only unique because of her gender; she came from a family already well invested in art and painting . Her father, Orazio Gentileschi, who is also a very well known artist, enrolled Artemisia Gentileschi into art school . Artemisia’s artwork, along with her father’s follow the School of Caravaggio, and because of the similarities in style between the father and daughter, they are often studied in conjunction .
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In researching Artemisia Gentileschi’s art and life, a wide range of scholarly opinions and arguments are raised . In the feminist argument about
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CAS WR150 taught by Professor Moore during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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