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Assessing the Cultural Impact of Artemisia Gentileschi and her Synchronous Deviation from Artistic Norms and Expectations of Women Artists of the Baroque Period  
Olivia Askwith, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Level 6


Artemisia Gentileschi is regarded as one of western art history’s most famous female painters, making significant contributions to Italian Baroque painting in the late sixteenth century and early seventeenth century.


Analysing some of Artemisia Gentileschi’s most significant works created during this period, Olivia Askwith, through a proto-feminist lens, discusses the ways in which Gentileschi’s practice deviated from artistic norms and expectations for women artists in the Baroque period, and in turn how this informed her contemporary legacy and her contribution to twentieth and twenty first century feminist thought. 



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