ART HISTORY MEME→ [3/8] Artists
Artemisia Gentileschi, 1593-1656
Susanna and the Elders (1610) | Judith and her Maidservant (1613-14) | Sleeping Venus (1630) | Penitent Magdalene (1615-16) | Corisca and the Satyr (c. 1640s)
Artemisia Gentileschi was the daughter of painter Orazio Gentileschi. Instead forcing her into domestic life, her father encouraged and nurtured his daughter’s artistic talent, allowing her to work in his studio. She later became one the most accomplished painters of her time and became the first woman to become a member of the prestigious Accademia di Arte del Disegno.
When she was 17, Artemisia was raped by her mentor and family friend Agostino Tassi. Her father pressed charges against Tassi which resulted in a seven month trial, during which Artemisia was subjected to torture in order to verify her testimony. Tassi was found guilty and was sentenced to jail time which he never served, and Artemisia was quickly married off to avoid the shame of lost chastity. The trauma from the rape and torture stayed with her for the rest of her life and is reflected in her paintings. This can be seen in her work Susanna and her Elders, where Artemisia portrays Susanna as bothered and harassed rather than sensual and seductive (as drawn by male painters).
She is also one of the most progressive painters of her generation. Rather than painting women with the stereotypical ‘feminine’ traits, like timidness and weakness, which was typical of male painters, Artemisia portrayed women as confident, rebellious, powerful, and equally competent as men. This reflected her struggle to gain respect as a female painter. As a woman, however, she was able to use actual nude female models for painting, giving her an advantage of better naturalism and anatomical accuracy over her male counterparts.
When Artemisia Gentileschi died, her name fell into obscurity for a long time, with many of her paintings being misattributed to her father. She was ‘praised’ by 19th and early 20th century art critics as “the only woman in Italy who ever knew about painting.”
Gordon Ramsay is my favorite.
i just want to hug all of them
Fun story. I cooked for this dude, once. I did my kitchen apprenticeship at the family-style restaurant of one of New Zealand’s premiere chefs, and he knew Ramsay really well. He was in New Zealand for a few weeks, and Martin brought him by the restaurant to check it out. It was right on the beach, fucking gorgeous. I was the only one there (apprentice = bitch work = 4am starting shifts), and they asked me to whip up some breakfast for them. It was SUPER simple, fried fish, eggs cooked in bread, sausages. He was incredibly gracious and kind, asked me to join them (I couldn’t, too much work to do, so they sat at the kitchen window so they could talk to me), and was super interested in hearing about my english grandma, who had taught me how to cook. I won’t hear a single bad word against this man, for all of his kitchen hysterics, he treated me like an equal.gordon ramsay fandom
If you’re not in the Gordon Ramsay fandom you’re wrong.
Gordon Ramsey fandom is the best fandom <3
Oooohhh boy. Caught the post-con crud and my tattooing/drawing hand is so sore and in pain when I bend it. Or try to draw. Sooo behind on client drawings and emails and I don’t have a day off work till like October 9th. This 7 day workweek is kiiiillling me. Been doing it since March and I don’t know how much more steam I have left in me.
Don’t be like me, kids.
Every time this post comes around, I have to explain this.
Watch Dennou Coil, the most underrated anime pretty much ever.
- Yes, this is the standard of animation throughout the series.
- AND THIS IS A FILLER EPISODE.
- It’s basically about kids with what’s essentially Google Glass: The Game. The whole world is affected by this game. Traffic lights, school, anything.
- It’s good in the beginning and gets really, really good by the end.
- Shows the vulnerabilities of children.
- Well-written children in general. They fall under some tropes but they don’t suffer from the usual fallacies of writing children into series.
- And yeah, the filler episodes are really good. The whole series is worth watching.
Reblogging as a reminder to myself
wish this show was longer.
This was on my anime recs list I made earlier!
You all should totally watch it!
Why don’t most superheroines look like this?
Because most comic books are drawn by men.
Reblogging for artistic reference.
Yes. Artistic reference is why I am reblogging this.
This is why I hate it when people draw the likes of Wonder Woman or Power Girl or She-Hulk without making them muscular because ‘that’s not feminine’. Because clearly, you know, it bloody well is.
Totally reblogging for the artistic reference. Definitely.
artistic reference my ass i’m reblogging this because she’s fucking beautiful and her body is inspiring. also she so cute