Art History Group

Tuesday, August 93:00—4:00 PMProgram RoomNewburyport Public LibraryNewburyport Public Library, 94 State Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950

Join the monthly Art History Group! 

We will review the life and works of one artist each month, and discuss the movements that they contributed to. No prior knowledge of art history or the artist of the month is necessary. This group meets in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3 PM. 

The Italian Baroque painter, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), was the first woman to be accepted into the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. She produced artwork that belied her age, often painting images of great brutality which was also rare for a female artist of that period. Well ahead of her time, Gentileschi developed an international client base and became a self-supporting artist and mother. She painted scenes from the bible with a renewed perspective, depicting feminist retellings of biblical stories.

We will begin by discussing the Baroque movement and the techniques of chiaroscuro and tenebrism, then survey Artemisia Gentileschi’s powerful work and the stories that inspired each painting.  


No Registration Required