Artist of the Day- Artemisia Gentileschi (click on image to see more!)

It feels like she’s so MAD! Look at these beautiful paintings. Paintings of strong women taking down bad men. She was a Baroque painter, a contemporary of Caravaggio and a woman with a story. Raped by a friend of her father’s she was forced in a court case to a physical examination to prove that she was no longer a virgin. Her paintings are bold and powerful and so skillfull!