The publication of Lettere di Artemisia (2011) has renewed discussion of the painter's personal life as a context for her art. In particular, the casting of Artemisia Gentileschi as a "woman of passion," as done by the international exhibition of 2011/12, rests in part on reading the recently recovered correspondence of 1620 as "love letters." Like the rape trial, these sources offer a vivid, perplexing picture of a troubled moment in Artemisia's life. Treating this correspondence as "love letters," however, engages only one of its several dynamics. Artemisia and the young Florentine patrician, Francesco Maria Maringhi, were bound by romance and sex but also by patronage and friendship...
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|Size: ||584 KB|
|Publisher: ||Italica Press, Inc.|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781599103525 (DRM-PDF)|
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