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Artemisia Gentileschi: The Renaissance Artist Who Sued Her Rapist… And Won

The first woman to get accepted into the Florence Academy of Art during the Renaissance was almost completely forgotten in art history. When she is mentioned, it’s usually due to a traumatic event in her past: her rape and court trial. But Artemisia Gentileschi was a trailblazing painter very much ahead of her time, and she painted some of the most iconic portraits of women. Artemisia Gentileschi: Early Life Gentileschi was born in Florence in…

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