Born in Italy in the late 16th century, Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the rare women with the opportunity to study art, following in the footsteps of her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. When she was raped by her teacher, then publicly tortured and humiliated at his trial, her family quickly married her off to a fellow painter and moved her out of town. But unlike many women who were publicly shamed by sexual assault, Artemesia then sought out patrons, pursued her fame as a Baroque painter, and used her femininity to her professional advantage. Seating is limited, please RVSP to artemesia.eventbrite.com.
Co-sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Department of Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation and Project Humanities at Arizona State University.
Location: Street: 6428 S McClintock Dr. City: Tempe, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85283 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)