Artemisia Gentileschi: Rape, Ritual, and Recognition

Event Type: Art / Crafts
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 4/12/2013
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
 We would discuss the 17th century artist Artemisia Gentileschi's choice of subjects in relation to the events occurring in her life. Resulting in one of the first trials for sexual assault in Italian history, Artemisia was raped by her artistic tutor. We would discuss how her subsequent works may reveal a kind of ritualistic, therapeutic healing process based on her choices of subject matter.

Presented by Rebecca Howard of the History of Art Department at The Ohio State University.
Library: Tremont Road - Main Library    Directions
Location: Friends Theater
Presenter: Rebecca Howard