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Jennifer Dasal - The #MeToo Movement in 17th Century Art

The #MeToo movement: it's a huge part of what’s happening around the world, right now, and in nearly every facet of society. Women are speaking up about their experiences with abuse, inequality, and injustices, and stepping up to make a difference. In the midst of the most trying circumstances and the most harrowing life events, some have been able to stand out and make a lasting statement about their pain, their history, and their wishes for retribution. Such resistance, though, has not been limited to the 21st century: one of the best examples was completed in oil paint upon a huge six-foot canvas... in the 17th century. Jennifer returns with the empowering tale of Artemisia Gentileschi's masterpiece of revenge writ large, her Judith Beheading Holofernes (c. 1620).

Jennifer Dasal is a contemporary arts curator at the NCMA. She is the creator of the ArtCurious podcast.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art Cover Image
$62.50
ISBN: 9780691002859
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Published: Princeton University Press - January 21st, 1991

Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as the most important woman artist before the modern period, was a major Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century and the only female follower of Caravaggio.


The Passion of Artemisia: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142001820
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life.


The Artemisia Files: Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People Cover Image
By Mieke Bal (Editor)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780226035826
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Published: University of Chicago Press - December 15th, 2006

One of the first female artists to achieve recognition in her own time, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) became instantly popular in the 1970s when feminist art historians "discovered" her and argued vehemently for a place for her in the canon of Italian baroque painters.


Amazing Artists and Designers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781438012179
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Published: B.E.S. Publishing - September 2018

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) Cover Image
By Bridget Quinn, Lisa Congdon (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452152363
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 7th, 2017

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read.


The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140259971
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1998

"[A] tart, funny, lurid little bomb of a book. It's all p.c., of course, but not at all predictable, and a lot of righteous information gets dispersed in record time." -- BUST Magazine