The Artemisia Connection – A Webinar at Casa Buonarroti Museum in Florence
When Michelangelo the Younger commissioned a 5-month pregnant Artemisia Gentileschi to paint the Allegory of Inclination on Casa Buonarroti’s ceiling, the fee was three times that of her male counterparts. Her allegorical depiction represented just one of many ‘virtues’ painted to commemorate the qualities of ‘the Divine Michelangelo’. And it had Artemisia’s face.
On Women’s History Month, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture organized ‘The Artemisia Connection’, a webinar inspired by Michelangelo’s legacy and Artemisia’s artistic ‘inclination’. During this program, introduced by Cristina Acidini, President of Casa Buonarroti, and taking place inside the very gallery where Artemisia’s angelic figure still lives, Conservator Elizabeth Wicks will interview author Linda Falcone, Director of Advancing Women Artists. How did Artemisia’s Florentine relationships give momentum to her career? Was her Inclination a game-changer? Do Michelangelo’s ‘virtues’ apply to historic female artists and their context?
PRESENTATION RECORDING (via YouTube)
ORGANIZED BY: IIC Washington
IN COLLABORAYION WITH: Advancing Women Artists and Casa Buonarroti Museum
WHERE: Zoom Webinar
WHEN: March 8, 2021 at 12:30 PM (ET)
EVENT LANGUAGE: English