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Washington and Lee University    
  Oct 19, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalog
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ARTH 357 - Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi

Credits: 3

This seminar focuses on the work of Baroque painters Caravaggio (1573-1610) and Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-ca. 1653). We explore Caravaggio's intense naturalism and the controversy it caused, his sense of drama, and supernatural light. Gentileschi was deeply influenced by Caravaggio but developed her own unique style. Seminar themes include the 1612 rape trial and its impact on Gentileschi's career, issues of attribution, and proto-feminism. Lepage.

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