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
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)