The Language of Painting
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This beautifully illustrated and elegantly written book provides a revolutionary look at Artemisia’s later career, refuting longstanding assumptions about the artist. The fact that she was semi-illiterate has erroneously led scholars to assume a lack of literary and cultural education on her part. Stressing the importance of orality in Baroque culture and in Artemisia’s paintings, Locker argues for her important place in the cultural dialogue of the seventeenth century.
Praise For Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting…
— William O'Connor
“Artemisia Gentileschi opens up new understandings of a prominent female artist and baroque culture in Italy.”—Elizabeth Cohen, York University
— Elizabeth Cohen
“In Artemisia Gentileschi, [the artist is revealed as a] thoughtful artist in dialogue with her contemporaries, less a product of her biography than a fully engaged mind. It’s a compelling argument for re-examining her later works.”—Johns Hopkins Magazine
— Johns Hopkins Magazine
“In this beautifully illustrated study . . . Locker sheds new light on [Gentileschi]. . . . His study significantly deepens understanding of this fascinating artist and is an important contribution to the field.”—Choice
“A welcome and thought-provoking addition to an understanding of [Artemisia Gentileschi’s] work and of the intertwined literary and visual cultures of early modern Italy.”—Karen J. Lloyd, CAA Reviews
— Karen J. Lloyd
“Locker’s book provides precious insight into Artemisia’s ties to seventeenth-century academic culture, into the breadth of literary admiration for her work, and into her intellectual and artistic milieu.”—Frances Gage, Renaissance Quarterly
— Renaissance Quarterly
“A valuable, beautifully illustrated, and intriguing study. . . . Locker adds much to our knowledge of Gentileschi’s reputation during her lifetime.”—Marjorie Och, Woman’s Art Journal
— Marjorie Och
Winner of the 2016 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize given by the Society for Italian Historical Studies.
— Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize
Yale University Press, 9780300185119, 248pp.
Publication Date: February 24, 2015