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Artemisia Gentileschi's Paintings


Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the greatest 17th-century Italian painters. She was a professional painter by the age of 15. Initially, she painted in a Caravaggio style but later developed into a Baroque painter.


Her father also introduced her to other prominent artists of the time, including Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, whose chiaroscuro style greatly influenced her.

mature period

In 1616, Gentileschi became the first female artist to receive membership to the Florence Academy of the Arts of Drawing. This membership allowed her to sign contracts and purchase art supplies without needing consent from her husband.

late period

In 1930, she decided to move to Naples with her daughter, continuing her nomadic lifestyle without her husband. Here she established a successful artist studio that ran till her death in 1654.

FAMOUS PAINTINGS BY artemisia gentileschi

Susanna and the Elders (1610)

Judith Slaying Holofernes (1620)

Lucretia (1620 – 1621)

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (1638 – 1639)