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Psyche
15 mins | May 13, 2020

Gentileschi. Let us not allow sexual violence to define the artist

"To understand Gentileschi's art as biographical expression is also to risk violating her again." Artemisia Gentileschi is considered "one of the most famous artists of the Baroque period." And yet, as Eliza Apperly points out in Psyche magazine, her talent is often shadowed by the experiences she suffered in life. Here, she offers a case as to why this form of objectification needs to be re-considered to appreciate the artist's work fully.

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