Artemisia gentileschi italian painter (a c) (nx power lite)
Artemisia Gentileschi was a artist in Renaissance times. She wasborn on July 8th 1593, in Rome, Italy. Her father, OrazioGentileschi, had three children Artemisia and her two brothers.Her father was a Tuscan painter, he introduced her to painting.Artemisia was not allowed to go to an all male art school so herfather got her a provate tutor, his name was Agostino Tassi.Artemisia created a painting of a young woman being raped bytwo elders, this painting was named "Susanna". Shortly afterthe painting was finished Artemisia was raped by her tutorAgostino Tassi. Tassi had attempted to steal paintings fromOrazio. Tassi was scentenced to jail for one year but he neverwent. This influenced Artemisias strong feminist view. It wasarrange for Artemisia to marry Pierantonio Stiattesi to restorehonour. Pierantonio was a moddest artist from Florence. Soonafter the wedding they moved to Florence, in FlorenceArtemisia was given a chance to paint a painting at the CasaBuonarroti.
She became a very sucessful court painter, she got thepatronage of the Medici family and Charles I. In FluorenceAretemisia had five children, four sons and on daughter. Onlythe daughter lived to adulthood. Artemisia returned to Rome.She now had two daughters, one from Pierantonio but the otherones father is not known. She tried to teach her daughters topaint but she had not much success. Artemisia moved toNaples, at the time the city was rich with workshops and artlovers. Artemisia stayed there for the rest of the time that shecontinued to paint. She then met her father in London, he diedthere. Artemisia had commissionsto fulfil after his death. Sheleft England just as the civil war began. She went back toNaples and was expected to have died in 1656 when the plaguehad killed almost an entire generation of Neapolitan artists.