Look into the eyes of an Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait and you will see a woman on a mission. A woman who looks straight at you and says ‘I belong here’, a woman who believed in her artistic greatness and took her place among the most revered and sought after painters of the Baroque period. Drama, passion, anger and moral turmoil, Artemisia’s paintings have it all. She painted with a truth and ferocity that echo the struggles she overcame to achieve her success, but it would be an oversight to judge her paintings against the backdrop of the shocking events that marred her early life.
Join art historian and TV presenter Rose Balston to explore this groundbreaking artist. As we peel back the layers of Artemisia’s life and work, it will be clear to see her unwavering determination to triumph as a woman in a man’s world, but most of all, her unquestionable greatness as a painter.