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Tag: Artemisia Gentileschi

Nov.
11th

Artemesia Gentileschi on film, for free

 

Screening free next Thursday at University of Puget Sound is “A Woman Like That,” a new documentary by Ellen Weissbrod on the 17th-century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi. While the filmmaker is rather tiresome, the story of this defiant and brilliant artist is well-told.

Gentileschi, rediscovered last century, was a painter who created historic, religious and portrait works to rival her many male peers. Working in the chiaroscuro style of Caravaggio, her paintings such as “Judith and Holofernes” and “Susanna and the Elders” add much more that just skill – Gentileschi paints real-world women seen from a

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