Rome – Day 3: Beheadings and Swearings

Posted May 7, 2017 10:58 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Rome – Day 3:  Beheadings and Swearings

It was a full day yesterday.  After Mass yesterday we broke the fast and then headed off the the Palazzo Braschi for the Artemesia exhibit.
Artemesia Gentileschi was the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi and a fine painter in her own right, a rare female painter in the 17th century.   It was the time of Caravaggio and Galileo, whom she knew.  Marino writing poems about new art works as they appeared in salons.  Painters were swaggering, sword toting rockstars.  Artemesia had a tough time of things, as a woman in that business, including being raped by a painting tutor whom her father had hired.

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