Meet the woman who helped revive Catholic art after the Reformation

Baroque Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi is hailed as a ‘feminist icon’ based on her portrayal of the female ‘hero,’ who through violence enacts symbolic revenge against men, and her supposed defiance of Counter-Reformation taboos. But the artist should actually be remembered for the significant role she played in supporting the Catholic revival of art in… Continue reading Meet the woman who helped revive Catholic art after the Reformation