Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome on 8 July 1593 the eldest child of the Tuscan painter Orazio Gentileschi. Artemisia painted a second version of Giuditta che decapita Oloferne (Judith beheading Holofernes) this one larger than the Naples version and now housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence. Her success and gender fueled many rumors about her private life.
1656) was an Italian Baroque painter today considered one of the most accompliArtemisia Gentileschid painters in the generation after Caravaggio. " That Artemisia Gentileschi was a woman painting in the 17th century and that Artemisia Gentileschi was raped herself and participated in prosecuting the rapist long overshadowed her achievements as an artist.