I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi

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Lecture and Book Signing! March 27, 2024

Experience artist, musician, and historian Gina Siciliano's captivating narrative on Artemisia Gentileschi, the renowned 17th century Italian female painter. Through an exploration of her works within their historical and cultural context, Siciliano sheds light on the controversies and revelations surrounding Gentileschi while discussing her own book, "I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi." A book signing will follow the lecture at The Museum Store.

 About the Book

Michelangelo, Velázquez, Rubens, Rembrandt ― all larger-than-life Renaissance figures celebrated for their mastery of their art. But often overlooked in this pantheon of Old Masters is Artemisia Gentileschi ― Italy’s greatest female painter. In her debut graphic novel, Gina Siciliano brings to life the tumultuous 17th-century cities of Rome, Florence, Naples, and Venice where the fearless Artemisia braved the male-dominated sphere of painting to become a groundbreaking artist. I Know What I Am paints a complex, feminist portrait of Artemisia as a single mother, a sexual assault survivor, and a pioneering practitioner of her craft. Black & white illustrations throughout.

Hardback | 232 pages