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Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio's looking glass

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dc.contributor.advisor Haute, Bernadette van Grundy, Susan Audrey 2009-12-08T12:24:42Z 2009-12-08T12:24:42Z 2004-06
dc.identifier.citation Grundy, Susan Audrey (2004) Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio's looking glass, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio's Looking Glass is an ironic allusion to both the concave mirror and the biconvex lens. It was these simple objects, in colloquial terms a shaving mirror and a magnifying glass, which Artemisia Gentileschi and her father Orazio, learned from Caravaggio how to use to enhance the natural phenomenon of the camera obscura effect. Painting from a projection meant that Artemisia could achieve an extreme form of realism and detail in her work. This knowledge, which was of necessity kept hidden, spooked the Inquisition and also gave artists, who knew how to manipulate the technology, an extreme competitive edge over their rivals. This dissertation challenges the naive assumptions that have been made about Artemisia's working practices, effectively ignoring the strong causal links between art and science in Seicento Italian painting. Introducing the use of optical aids by Artemisia opens up her story to a whole new generation of scholarship. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (129 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Gentileschi en
dc.subject Artemesia en
dc.subject Orazio en
dc.subject Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) en
dc.subject Camera obscura technology en
dc.subject Inguisition en
dc.subject Painting techniques and practice en
dc.subject Baroque en
dc.subject Seicento en
dc.subject Italian painting
dc.subject Painting and optics
dc.subject David Hockney
dc.subject Women's painting and feminist art history
dc.subject.ddc 759.5
dc.subject.lcsh Gentileschi, Artemisia, ca. 1597-ca. 1651 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Gentileschi, Orazio, 1563-1638? -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Hockney, David -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Painting -- Technique
dc.subject.lcsh Camera obscuras
dc.subject.lcsh Optics and art
dc.subject.lcsh Painting, Italian
dc.title Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio's looking glass en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Art History M.A. (Art history)

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