Magnificent masterpieces by Artemisia Gentileschi on view at the Museo di Roma

A journey through the art of the first half of the 17th century in the footsteps of a great and true woman. A first-class painter with a lively effervescent mind, who did not limit herself to sublime painting techniques, but who could modulate it according to the demands of her different patrons, transform it after having absorbed the best from her contemporaries, as she did from the ancient masters, sculptors and painters. The personal and professional trajectory of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) enthrals the public also because she is seen as the forerunner of the affirmation of female talent, equipped as she was with a unique combination of strength of character and willpower. Her talent allowed her at a very young age, when she arrived in Florence from Rome, to be the first of her gender to be admitted to the Florentine Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno. And so, already an adult, she learned to read and write, to play the lute and to frequent the world of culture in its broades

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