This discussion is going to center on Susanna and the Elders by Artemisia Gentileschi from c. 1610. But for us to fully understand the painting, there are some important aspects we have to discuss first.
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Judith and Abra
I am thrilled to share the next installment of my lecture series investigating Judith, Holofernes, Abra, and Artemisia Gentileschi.
This lecture is part of a series I did about Judith and Holofernes, Judith and Abra, and finally Artemisia Gentileschi and Judith (among other women).
The Two Wives of the Doge Part 1
“Hardly a week went by without a spectacle’s taking place, one usually connected with the doge.” Part 1 of a discussion on 2 Venetian Renaissance ceremonies
Saint and Sinner: The Legacies of Two Byzantine Empresses
The legacies that shape the memory of notable historical figures are passed down through oral and written tradition. Through time and with the storyteller’s bias, these stories and legacies change to create specific memories that stay with the figure and become a part of accepted history. The question becomes how accurate are the legacies andContinue reading “Saint and Sinner: The Legacies of Two Byzantine Empresses”
Judith and Holofernes
This talk is the first of two on Judith and Holofernes scenes and their changing depictions. The second part will be coming later this spring and both will hopefully lead into a new line of research for me!
An Early Modern Christmas
As Christmas nears, many of us have spent the last few weeks decorating Christmas trees, baking cookies, and wrapping presents in preparation. Holiday traditions such as these have become so ingrained in our modern (Western) society, but what was Christmas like over four hundred years ago during the Renaissance and Early Modern period? This week,Continue reading “An Early Modern Christmas”
The Madonna and Child
I recently gave a lecture on the idea of Madonna and Child images discussing different interpretations and artistic styles that emerged within Renaissance paintings of the Madonna and Child.