Tag: Lucretia

Artemisia Gentileschi’s Lucretia

Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593 – c. 1656) is one of the most famous Italian Baroque painters, whose work often outmatches contemporary celebrated geniuses like Caravaggio. A victim of violence herself, and a target of public shame following the trial of her assailant, her works are often mythological of biblical scenes in which women are rebelling […]

Madeleine de Scudéry’s Femmes Illustres – Lucretia

Lucretia is one of the most famous women of Roman tradition, a noblewoman whose suicide (again) prompted the overthrown of the Roman monarchy and the birth of the Republic. Her story is narrated by three main sources: Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ovid and Titus Livius. Our favourite is, of course, Ovid. As the story goes, Lucretia […]