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Women In Art – Artemisia Gentileschi

It is widely known that in the art world today that only 30% of all artists are female, and that throughout the years many aspiring female artists were unable to pursue their careers due to the prejudice against them. Many people believed that only men could be professional artists and sadly this train of thought persisted in some within the modern-day art world. Even looking back into art history, we can witness the differing treatment between male and female artists such as was the case with Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. Born in Rome in 1593, the oldest child of pain