Title: Venus and Cupid. In actuality, the painting is about Venus, the Goddess of Love, who is asleep in a very luxurious and classical environment. , The painting was probably commissioned by an important and wealthy patron; Gentileschi painted the blue sheets on the painting using two layers of lapis lazuli, an expensive material for artists to obtain. The inner frames are made with sustainably sourced, prime North American pine wood, and we use HD printing technology with latex, fade-resistant ink for vivid and vibrant colors. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has bought a major 17th century Baroque painting by a pioneer woman artist. Mann, Judith W., ed. The work blends together realism and classicism through its iconography and the artist's style. She was a brave woman, in an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons. "Venus and Cupid" was painted by Artemisia Gentileschi in … Type: Paintings. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond, United States. Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art: Critical Reading and Catalogue Raisonné. Venus and Cupid is a Baroque Oil on Canvas Painting created by Artemisia Gentileschi from 1625 to 1630. A faraway temple can be seen through the window. She specialised in painting women and was particularly talented when detailing their bodies. Venus and Cupid by Artemisia Gentileschi via DailyArt mobile app. Milan: Skira Editore S.p.A., 2007. The complex iconography and ambiguous meaning. Artemisia Gentileschi: Venus and Cupid. Artemisia Gentileschi, Venus and Cupid, ca. As usual, success comes at a cost—the cost of compromise. The painting was part of the Barbera Piasecka Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey. In expanding, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts wanted something thoroughly contemporary and thoroughly traditional. Artemisia Gentileschi’s Venus and Cupid is a painting of an angel caressing a woman resting on the bed. Venus and Cupid is a painting produced by Artemisia Gentileschi in 1625.  Venus and Cupid is a depiction of a sleeping Venus, who reclines on a blue bed covering and rich crimson and gold tasseled pillow. Venus's face has full cheeks, heavy lids, a prominent nose, and small protruding chin—all features of Gentileschi's own face. What about Bronzino's Allegory with Venus and Cupid would have probably been most appreciated by patrons of Mannerist art? Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter. This lends to the thought that the painting could have been done as a commission for a rich client. The painting can now be viewed in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Her son Cupid fans her with richly colored peacock feathers as she drifts to sleep. 2002. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999. Oil on canvas, 38 x 56 5/6 inches. Artemisia taught her daughter to paint, but any work she produced is unknown. She channelled some of her anger towards Tassi into her artwork. It lives at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the United States. Details. Venus and Cupid - Artemisia Gentileschi. Our canvas prints are crafted with premium materials to ensure gallery quality. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. Artemisia Gentileschi’s Venus and Cupid is a painting of an angel caressing a woman resting on the bed. It is possible that a second artist was commissioned to paint the landscape at the top left of the painting.. Susanna and the Elders In actuality, the painting is about Venus, the Goddess of Love, who is asleep in a very luxurious and classical environment. National Museum of Women in the Arts. In the background, there is a window looking out onto a moonlight landscape where a temple to the goddess lies. Venus and Cupid. Kultermann, Udo. Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Saint Januarius in the Amphitheatre at Pozzuoli, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Venus_and_Cupid_(Gentileschi)&oldid=970291038, Paintings of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Articles with infoboxes completely from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 96.52 cm (38.00 in) × 143.83 cm (56.63 in), This page was last edited on 30 July 2020, at 12:53. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications. A faraway temple can be seen through the window. It is also thought that the landscape scene through the window could have been completed by a second artist. And for the most part Rick Mather, the British architect, delivers. Dimensions: 38 × 56 5/8 in. The Italian artist depicts sleeping Venus who is wearing nothing except a thin wisp of transparent linen around her thigh. Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter. He is gazing at her with an adored, raptured expression. Venus and Cupid (Primary Title) Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian, 1593 - 1652 (Artist) Artemisia went on to marry the artist Pierantonio Stiattesi, and they had a daughter called Prudentia, named after Artemisia's late mother. Artemisia Gentileschi was an extremely important figure in the world of art. Venus and Cupid (Sleeping Venus) is a circa 1626 painting by Artemisia Gentileschi in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 1625-30. Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock. Credit Line: Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund. $43.75 $87.50. Cupid, who is her son, is fanning her with some peacock feathers to keep pests away, and watching over her adoringly. View in Augmented Reality. A full- scale drawing called a ________ is a model for a major painting, tapestry or other two- dimensional work of art. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged The Nude in Art, Venus, Cupid and Greek and Roman Mythology. “Woman Asleep and the Artist.” Artibus et Historiae 11, no. Bissel, R. Ward. Bissel, Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art, 48. Caravaggio often had dark and light contrasts in his artwork, and this technique was used by the artists he influenced. Italian Women Artists: From Renaissance to Baroque. Venus and Cupid (Sleeping Venus) is a circa 1626 painting by Artemisia Gentileschi in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She wears nothing except a thin wisp of transparent linen around her thigh. Vigué, Jordi. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged The Nude in Art, Venus, Cupid and Greek and Roman Mythology. oil on canvas. Your daily dose of art Venus and Cupid Artemisia Gentileschi 1625/1630 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Creator: Artemesia Gentileschi. This painting can be viewed at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, US. She painted the Allegory of Inclination, which featured a naked woman with a compass, who slightly resembles Artemisia herself. Venus and Cupid is a depiction of a sleeping Venus, who reclines on a blue bed covering and rich crimson and gold tasseled pillow. She was initially taught by her father, Orazio Gentileschi, in his workshop. View in Street View. Today she is considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. 11 (1985): 23–63. All Rights Reserved, Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria. © www.ArtemisiaGentileschi.org 2020. Venus and Cupid (Sleeping Venus) is a 1626 artwork by the female Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi. When he wanted her to progress further, he asked his friend Agostino Tassi to teach her, but Tassi sexually assaulted her, and this tainted her reputation.