Orazio Gentileschi

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Gentileschi, Orazio


(Lomi). Christened July 9, 1563, in Pisa; died Feb. 7, 1638, in London. Italian painter. Follower of Caravaggio.

Gentileschi worked in Florence, Rome, Genoa, Paris, and London (from 1626). His works were influenced stylistically by Caravaggio’s early works. They are characterized by lyrical contemplation, flexibility of composition, strong chiaroscuro, and a refinement of color, derived from a harmonic blending of lucent tones. His works include St. Cecilia (National Gallery, Rome), The Annunciation (1621-23, Galleria Sabauda, Turin), and The Lute Player (National Gallery of Art, Washington).

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He is, in fact, the true rediscoverer of Michelangelo's genius (and of the Caravaggeschi in general, as in the case of Orazio Gentileschi and his daughter Artemisia).
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Es hija de un pintor toscano muy relevante Orazio Gentileschi, quien al ser muy talentosa tiene la capacidad de imponer su inteligencia como lo estamos viendo con este autorretrato, que es muy representativo de ella misma, donde plasma a una Cleopatra en una actitud de extasis donde esta a punto de morir, pero al mismo tiempo el extasis se combina tambien con una especie de rostro exaltado, con una sensacion de erotismo.
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In this painting from about 1610, artist Orazio Gentileschi provides all the visual clues for the faithful reader of the Bible to recognize the subject as the beautiful Israelite Judith, who foiled the advances of her dinner host, General Holofernes, by removing his head with his own sword.
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Born in Rome in 1593, Artemisia was the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi, one of Caravaggio's most important followers.
The passage greets visitors at the entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's landmark exhibition of paintings by Artemisia and her father, Orazio Gentileschi (1563--1639), foreshadowing the dramatic timbre of the works as well as the lives of these two extraordinary artists.
Born in Rome to the Caravaggesque painter Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia became Caravaggio's only female follower in Italy and the first Italian woman to specialize in history painting.