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10 Most Famous Paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith and her Maidservant by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter who was born on 8 July 1593 in Rome, Italy and died in 1653 in Naples, Italy. She was well known for one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. Here, is a collection of 10 Most Famous Paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi.

Judith Beheading Holofernes

Judith Beheading Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith Beheading Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith Beheading Holofernes is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi in 1620. Also known by the name Giuditta che decapita Oloferne. The Italian artist depicts one of the episodes of the Old Testament and this episode is narrated in the Book of Judgment. This painting can be viewed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Judith Slaying Holofernes

Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith Slaying Holofernes is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi between 1614 and 1620. The scene depicts Judith beheading Holofernes which also represents women triumphing over powerful men. This painting can be viewed at National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples.

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi

Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi between 1638 and 1639. This painting depicts Gentileschi painting herself, who is in turn represented as the “Allegory of Painting” illustrated by Cesare Ripa. The dimension of this painting is 96.5 cm × 73.7 cm.

Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid by Artemisia Gentileschi

Venus and Cupid by Artemisia Gentileschi

Venus and Cupid is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi in 1625. The Italian artist depicts sleeping Venus who is wearing nothing except a thin wisp of transparent linen around her thigh. This painting can be viewed at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, US.

Susanna and the Elders

Susanna and the Elders by Artemisia Gentileschi

Susanna and the Elders by Artemisia Gentileschi

Susanna and the Elders is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi between 1610 and 1611. The Italian artist depicts the story of Susanna who was watched by the elders when she was bathing. This painting can be viewed at Schloss Weißenstein collection, in Pommersfelden, Germany.

The Martyrdom of St Januarius in the Amphitheatre at Pozzuoli

The Martyrdom of St Januarius in the Amphitheatre at Pozzuoli by Artemisia Gentileschi

The Martyrdom of St Januarius in the Amphitheatre at Pozzuoli by Artemisia Gentileschi

The Martyrdom of St Januarius in the Amphitheatre at Pozzuoli is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi between 1636 and 1637. This painting depicts St. Januarius, Naples’s popular patron saint who protected the city from volcanic eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius. This painting can be viewed at Cathedral in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy.

Judith and her Maidservant

Judith and her Maidservant by Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith and her Maidservant by Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith and her Maidservant is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi in 1618. It depicts Judith holding a dagger and her servant who was carrying a head of man. This painting can be viewed at Pitti Palace, Florence.

Esther before Ahasuerus

Esther before Ahasuerus by Artemisia Gentileschi

Esther before Ahasuerus by Artemisia Gentileschi

Esther before Ahasuerus is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi between 1628 and 1635. This painting depicts Jewish heroine Esther, who appeared before King Ahasuerus to plead for her people. This painting can be viewed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Danae

Danae by Artemisia Gentileschi

Danae by Artemisia Gentileschi

Danae is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi in 1612. It depicts Danae who is sleeping on the bed with no clothing on and a servant is gathering flowers from above. This painting can be viewed at Saint Louis Art Museum, USA.

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child by Artemisia Gentileschi

Madonna and Child by Artemisia Gentileschi

Madonna and Child is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi in 1613. The Italian artist completed this painting when she was only 20 years old. This painting can be viewed at Galleria Spada in Rome.

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