war memorial

26 10 2015





collateral damage

26 10 2015





Artemesia Gentileschi

26 10 2015

Artemesia Gentileschi, the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi, was one of the most recognized women artists in the Renaissance. She was trained by her father, but was rejected from the academies because of her gender. She then continued her studies under Agostino Tassi. Tassi raped Artemesia and her father subsequently brought charges, leading to a seven-month trial during which she was required to give testimony under torture.

Tassi was convicted and Artemisia was vindicated, and married the artist Pierantonio Stiattesi shortly thereafter. However the trauma of the sexual harrassment and assault she experienced have been said to appear in her works. These include several depictions of the violent stories of Judith and Holofernes (right) and Jael and Sisera, as well as versions of Susanna and the Elders in which Susanna exhibits genuine terror.

 

 





Ships ahoy…

26 10 2015





murder in the cathedral…

26 10 2015





walking my baby back home…

26 10 2015

walking my baby back home..by David Halliday