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Artemisia Gentileschi's previously unknown self-portrait sold for a record amount

Previously unknown “Self-portrait self-portraits were written not only by portrait painters. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read further in the image of St. Catherine "of the Italian Baroque artistThe Baroque style that changed the Renaissance, in contrast to the Renaissance art, which maintained the distance between the work and the audience, tried to shake the soul. Of course, successfully: the picturesque gems of those times are true treasures. On December 19, 2017, Artemisia Gentileschi was sold at auction in Paris for 2 million 310.6 thousand euros. The work dates from the same period as the other "St. Catherine" (1614 - 1616), now owned by the Uffizi Gallery. Portrait Portrait is a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people existing in reality. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read further discovered and presented at the sale of works by European masters auctioneer Christophe Joram Derain.A preliminary estimate of the canvas was 300-400 thousand euros, and the final amount was the auction record for the paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi.Self-portrait in the image of St. CatherineArthemisia Gentilesky1615, 71 × 71 cm

Since the 1970s, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1656) is an icon of feminist movements and is considered the second most important Italian artist of the XVII century after Caravaggio.
Recently, "Self-portrait in the image of St. Catherine" was exhibited in the Museum of Rome, along with other works of artists of that era. And a mini-survey showed that the work is a great success, but the quality of the existing works of the painter is not uniform.
Left: Artemisia Gentileschi, Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c. 1619). Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Nevertheless, "Self-portrait in the image of St. Catherine" - the best of several recently opened paintings by Gentileschi. These include "Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy", also discovered in France and sold at Sotheby's in Paris in 2014 for $ 1.180 million. This was the previous record for the artist's works.Mary Magdalene in ecstasyArtemisia Gentileschi1610s, 81 × 105 cmNa "Self-portrait in the image of St. Catherine" Artemisia portrayed herself to the waist with the martyrdom palm branch in her hand and next to the gear wheel, which is an attribute of this saint. Her posture is reminiscent of: “Self-portrait self-portraits were written not only by portrait painters. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read further with the lute, which recently bought the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum in Hartford, Connecticut. But the picture sold in Paris was better preserved. Both canvases for decades were owned by the same family.Self-portrait with luteArtemisia of Gentileschi1617, 30 × 28 cmArtimisia of Gentileschi often depicted herself in the form of religious or allegorical figures. And the most famous portrait of her by another artist is the image written by Simon Vouet. He presented his girlfriend with brushes and a palette in his hands arrogantly and mockingly looking at the viewer.Portrait of Artemisia Gentilesky Simon Vue 1626, 90 × 71 cm So far, the buyer of the “Self-portrait in the image of St. Catherine” did not reveal his incognito. But the publication The Art Newspaper notes that although the popularity of Artemisia Gentileschi is high, her works are not represented in many important museums - neither in the National Gallery in London, nor in Washington, nor in the Getty Museum, nor in the Louvre. The latter did not even try to preempt the sale in accordance with French laws.

Meanwhile, the French government imposed a temporary ban on the sale of the Marquis de Sade’s “120 Days of Sodom” manuscript. She was going to put up for auction today the auction house Aguttes. It was expected that this lot will bring in excess of six million euros.
Now the original story of the four wealthy liars promises to buy the French Ministry of Culture at a "fair market price."
Left: H. Bieberstein, “Imaginary Portrait of the Marquis de Sade” (1912)

As for Jentileski's self-portrait, he is very attractive for private collectors due to his relatively modest size (71 × 71 cm). But there is hope that a large museum has acquired it. The Archthivist: read us in the Telegram and look at Instagram By the materials of The Art Newspaper and Artdaily