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Caravaggio

Powerful woman artist and rape survivor Artemisia Gentileschi was born today, 429 years ago

July 8, On This Day A powerful feminist icon in the world of art, Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi was known for “being able to depict the female figure with great naturalism and for her skill in handling colour to express dimension and drama”. She was born on July 8, 1593. The artist, who initially …

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A \’lost\’ Caravaggio has left the art world on tenterhooks, from Madrid to Rome and beyond

A painting that almost sold for $1800 could potentially be valued at hundreds of millions, if authenticated as a genuine Old Masters painting in coming months There exists out there in the world of art a high-stakes game of ‘old masters hunting’. And in this constant tussle, a “sleeper” refers to a lost masterpiece that …

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