The Life Of Artemisia Gentileschi, Baroque Painter

693 words - 3 pages

The Life of Artemisia Gentileschi
Artemisia Gentileschi is believed to have been born around 1593 and died around 1652.  Both dates are disputed to the current day.  She was one of five children and was born into the life of an artist.  Her father, who was an artist as well, loved her greatly.  Her mother died when she was twelve.  Artemisia was always a skilled painter, but her father wanted even more for her daughter.  While her works were already amazing for her age, she needed artistic guidance in order to further her skills.  One man who was hired as a tutor was named Agostino Tossi.  Tossi almost immediately was an annoying presence in the house frustrating Artemisia.  However, in 1610, her life would make an incredible change when Tossi is accused of raping her as well as stealing goods from the Gentileschi house.  Tossi denied the charges and they went to trial.  Artemisia's reputation as both an artist and a person was also clearly on trial making it an even more difficult personal experience.  While the verdict for Tossi was "guilty," his reputation suffered little if any.  Also, he spent little time in prison for his actions.  It seemed as if the court almost condoned his actions and felt little pity for Artemisia.  Her paintings, at this point in her life, become drastically different.  In about 1612, she paints the first of five works of Judith and Holoferness.  The gory scene shows Holoferness, an Assyrian general being beheaded by Judith, a Jewish widow.  The scene shows ample amount of blood, however, it does not feel like a room of murder.  The killing of Holoferness by Judith is done in order to protect her homeland and life.  Also, she prays to god in order to give her the strength to do the killing.  Therefore, she felt it was justifiable.  It is a rare message for the early 1600's in that it is the woman avenging a man.  The powerful scene  of   It seems that Artemisia paints these works in order to avenge her own suffering...

Find Another Essay On The Life of Artemisia Gentileschi, Baroque Painter

A Comparison of The Renaissance and Baroque Periods

1294 words - 5 pages of history. In this essay, I will explore the relationship, style, and influences of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and will also compare and contrast a work of art from both periods to further explain the relationship between the two eras. The Renaissance period started in Italy and took place between the 1400’s and the 1600’s. In French, the term Renaissance means rebirth, which is an accurate way to describe that period since it was then

The Rising of Philosophy and Science in Baroque Stage

720 words - 3 pages approaches"( Cunningham, 409). In the early Renaissance till now, Baroque stage, many philosopher and scientists had been kill when they say something against the church or opposite with the traditional thinking of society. Luckily, Baroque stage was the good time for scientists and philosophers like Galileo and Descartes to stand up and show up their humanism.Worked Cited:Lawrence Cunningham and John Reich, Culture and Values A Survey of the Humanities, Thomson Wadsworth, 2005William H. Cropper, The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking, Oxford University Press, 2001

The Development of Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Eras

3128 words - 13 pages music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras were called sonatas, concertos, and sinfonias interchangeably. The order and shape of their movements were often very similar. Works that used between five and seven violins with contino were often called sonatas and concertos, though they were more often like canzonas. Before Corelli’s concerto grosso, concerti often designated music that used both instruments and voices. However, during the

Leaders of the Baroque Age: Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, and George Frideric Handel

1045 words - 4 pages During the Baroque Age, many changes took place in the instrumental music area. This type of music became very popular and just as important as vocal music, with many new mechanical and technological developments taking place. The keyboard, strings, winds, and percussion were used to produce instrumental music. Among these instruments, the keyboard was a major one used for solo music and “basso continuo” (a musical notation used

The title of this essay is Alexandra A. Maldonado. Alexandra one of the great mexican painter of the U.s. He was born in 1901 and died in 1989.

868 words - 3 pages fantasy of rocket-powered, coast-to-coast, high speed transit in vehicles traveling through underground tubes. This painting in now in the National Museum Of American Art, Smithson Institution Gift of Hebert Woide Hemphill, Jr., and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson. Alexandra A. Maldonado was famous Mexican painter, who has a vision of a utopian future.What he visioned of was a coast-to-coast, high speed transit in vehicles

This essay is critiquing the work of James Baldwin in his short writing "On the Painter Beauford Delaney ". It is a rhetoric analyisis of his work.

558 words - 2 pages "I want to be in the light, as you are in the light...." This song from the popular contemporary rock band DC Talk describes the desire to be pure and cleansed. Here, we find that the connotation of 'light' pertains to goodness or something holy. For example, God is in the light, of heaven. James Baldwin makes a similar connection in his writing On the Painter Beauford Delaney. He describes the feeling of being humbled from the strong power of

Nobility and Violence: Chivalry in Medieval Europe. French and English chivalry examined, its origins, institutions, and guiding philosophies. Primarily the work of Painter and Kaueper contrasted.

2197 words - 9 pages was not a competent warrior, was of little use to his lord, the church, or a lady. Prowess enabled a knight to fulfill his function in society--without it he was an object of scorn to his contemporaries." (Painter, 30)Kaeuper accentuates the gratuity of chivalric violence."Great prowess so expresses the meaning of [chivalric] life that after an unsurpassed day of battle the sated, triumphant knight may yearn for death to close his career on such

This essay discusses why Handel was a baroque musician as opposed to an Enlightened or Classical musician in the form of a letter.

1270 words - 5 pages , which was the most original contribution to the art of music. Not only are the government and royalty affected by his music, but the people are as well, vice versa.Handel created over 612 pieces during his lifetime, all of these expressing some form of the Baroque era. Handel's Messiah and several others come together to form the Bible and Jesus' life, composed of different lines from chapters in the Old and New Testaments. "Glory to God in the

The Life of Fraganord

879 words - 4 pages under Carle Van Loo. Fragonard moved to Italy and attended the Academy in Rome during 1756-1761. He began his work at the Academy by copying many famous paintings by different Roman artists. He developed a love for the Baroque style and would mainly draw that particular style. In Rome he met a great friend Hubert Robert, who was a fellow painter. They drew landscapes and traveled to different areas of Italy and Venice together. Fragonard was

The Sanctity of Life

1503 words - 6 pages An examination into the case of Theresa Schiavo demonstrates both sides of the fierce medico-political debate over the sanctity versus quality of life. Shortly after her marriage in 1990, Mrs. Schiavo suffered cardiac arrest which deprived her brain of oxygen for approximately eleven minutes, more than five minutes longer than medical experts believe is possible without consequence of serious and irreversible brain damage. She fell into a

The Origins of Life

1375 words - 6 pages The Origins of Life Before any speculation toward the origin of biotic forms, what was present at the formation of the earth that could result in inorganic, then organic, and later biotic creatures? Early atmospheric conditions have been theorized to be present due to planetesimal collisions releasing gases present in the Earth, after the initial atmosphere of Hydrogen and Helium escaped Earth’s gravity assisted by heat energy. The

Similar Essays

The Era Of Baroque Music Essay

1014 words - 5 pages Occurring between 1600 and 1750, the era of Baroque music was an astounding, inventive and foundational period of classical music. Following the Renaissance period, the Baroque period preceded the Classical era. Originating from the Italian word “Barocco,” which means bizarre or exuberant, the title of the Baroque period was well suited to its composers and music (baroquemusic.org). Many instruments used by the Baroque composers and musicians

The Baroque Era Of Music Essay

509 words - 2 pages The Baroque period of music lasted from approximately 1600 – 1750 AD. It falls into the Common Practice period and was the most predominant style of writing after the Renaissance period and before the Classical period (the Classical period uses many elements from the Baroque period). The word Baroque means highly decorated and essentially gives us an insight into what the music of the time was like. Many pieces in the Baroque style have three or

3 Works Of Art From The Baroque Era

1230 words - 5 pages Italian baroque painter. His works portrayed saints and other biblical figures as plain ordinary people. Little is known about his early life but one might assume from his painting that he was a very catholic person with good morals. From what I have read, this is not the case- His fame came when he unveiled his three life size paintings narrating the life of Saint Matthew in 1600. At that time his life was filled with notorious violence. It is said

A New Form Of Music: The Baroque Period

1545 words - 6 pages The Baroque period was “one of the most brilliant periods in history, standing squarely at the crossroads between medieval and modern times, this was an age of real achievement, strong hope, and vigorous actuality” (McKinney 270). The term Baroque comes from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning a pearl of irregular shape (Smith 31). Beginning in Italy, the Baroque period was known for its “grandiose concepts” and “magnificent effects”. The