caravaggio's followers

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656)
“Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting” (1639)
Oil on canvas
On display in the Cumberland Gallery in the Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England

Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter, and one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence, one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious art schools in the world.