Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Lomi or Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter, now considered one of the most accomplished seventeenth-century artists working in the dramatic style of Caravaggio. In an era when women had few opportunities to pursue artistic training or work as professional artists, Artemisia was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence and had an international clientele. Artemisia specialized in scenes of female heroines and stories centered on women from myths and the Bible, including victims and warriors; some of her best known subjects are Susanna and the Elders and Judith Slaying Holofernes and Judith and Her Maidservant. Artemisia was known for being able to depict the female figure with great naturalism, her skill in handling color to express dimension and drama; the story of her rape by Agostino Tassi as a young woman and her participation in the trial of her rapist long overshadowed her achievements as an artist. For many years, she was regarded as a curiosity.

Her life and art have been reexamined by scholars in the 20th century, she is now regarded as one of the most progressive and expressive painters of her generation. An exhibition dedicated to her work will be held at the National Gallery in London in 2020. Artemisia Gentileschi was born Artemisia Gentileschi Lomi in Rome on July 8, 1593, although her birth certificate from the Archivio di Stato indicated she was born in 1590, the eldest child of the Tuscan painter Orazio Gentileschi and Prudenzia di Ottaviano Montoni. Artemisia was introduced to painting in her father's workshop, showing much more talent than her brothers, who worked alongside her, she learned drawing, how to mix color, how to paint. "By 1612, when she was not yet nineteen years old, her father could boast of her extraordinary talents, claiming that in the profession of painting, which she had practiced for three years, she had no peer". Since her father's style took inspiration from Caravaggio during that period, her style was just as influenced by him as well.

Her approach to subject matter was different from her father's, however, as her paintings are naturalistic and Orazio's are idealized. At the same time, Artemisia had to resist the "traditional attitude and psychological submission to this brainwashing and jealousy of her obvious talent". By doing so, she gained great recognition for her work; the first surviving work of the seventeen-year-old Artemisia was the Elders. At the time some, influenced by the prevailing misconceptions, suspected that she was helped by her father; the painting shows how Artemisia assimilated the realism of Caravaggio without being indifferent to the language of Annibale Carracci and the Bologna school. It is one of the few paintings on the theme of Susanna showing the sexual accosting by the two Elders as a traumatic event. In 1611, her father was working with Agostino Tassi to decorate the vaults of Casino delle Muse inside the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi in Rome, so Orazio hired the painter to tutor his daughter privately.

During this tutelage, Tassi raped Artemisia. Another man, Cosimo Quorli, was involved. After the rape, Artemisia continued to have sexual relations with Tassi, with the expectation that they were going to be married in order to restore her dignity and secure her future. Tassi reneged on his promise to marry Artemisia. Nine months after the rape, when he learnt that Artemisia and Tassi were not going to be married, her father Orazio pressed charges against Tassi. Orazio claimed that Tassi stole a painting of Judith from the Gentileschi household; the major issue of this trial was the fact. If Artemisia had not been a virgin before Tassi raped her, the Gentileschis would not have been able to press charges. During the ensuing seven-month trial, it was discovered that Tassi had planned to murder his wife, had engaged in adultery with his sister-in-law, planned to steal some of Orazio's paintings. At the end of the trial Tassi was exiled from Rome. Artemisia was tortured with thumbscrews with the intention of verifying her testimony.

Artemisia was surrounded by males since the loss of her mother at age 12. When Artemisia was 17, Orazio rented the upstairs apartment of their home to Tuzia. Artemisia befriended Tuzia; the day the rape occurred, Artemisia cried for the help of Tuzia, but Tuzia ignored Artemisia and pretended she knew nothing of what happened. Artemisia felt betrayed by Tuzia, Tuzia's role in facilitating the rape has been compared to the role of a procuress, complicit in the sexual exploitation of a prostitute; the painting called Child is attributed to those early years. The baby has been interpreted as an indirect reference to Agostino Tassi, her rapist, as it dates to 1612, just two years after the rape; the painting appeared in a Swedish private collection during the 1960s. It depicts a strong and suffering woman and casts light on her anguish and expressive artistic capability. A month after the trial, Orazio arranged for his daughter to marry Pierantonio Stiattesi, a modest artist from Florence. Shortly afterward the couple moved to Florence, where Artemisia received a commission for a painting at Casa Buonarroti.

She became a successful court painter, enjoying the patronage of the House of Medici and Charles

Area codes 817 and 682

Area codes 817 and 682 are Texas telephone area codes for numbers in Fort Worth and most of the western portion of the Metroplex. Area code 817 was created as a flash-cut sometime during 1953, but available databases do not indicate from which area code it was split, as all original area codes were created in October 1947. Based on proximity, however, it was split from area codes 214 and 915, it not only covered the western portion of the Metroplex—where most of its population resided—but much of central Texas, the Texoma region and the South Plains. In 1957, Lubbock and the South Plains were combined with part of 915 to form area code 806. Despite the Metroplex's dramatic growth in the second half of the 20th century, this configuration remained in place for 40 years. On July 25, 1997 it was reduced to its current size in a three-way split; the northern portion, including Wichita Falls and Denton, became area code 940. The southern portion, including Waco and Killeen, became area code 254; this was intended as a long-term solution, but within two years 817 was once again nearing exhaustion due to the explosive growth in the Metroplex as well as the popularity of auxiliary devices.

Area code 682 was overlaid onto the 817 territory on October 7, 2000. Certain areas in east Tarrant County closer to Dallas were overlaid with area codes 214 and 972 instead of 682, as 682 overlays central Fort Worth suburban areas. In those following named areas, 817 serves the areas alongside 214 and 972 area codes. Despite the Metroplex' continued growth, 817/682 is not projected to exhaust until 2049. Counties served by these area codes: Hood, Parker, Tarrant and portions of Dallas and DentonA partial list of towns and cities served by these area codes: Aledo, Azle, Bedford, Cleburne, Cresson, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Joshua, Keller, Lake Worth, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Peaster, Roanoke, Rio Vista, River Oaks, Springtown, Trophy Club, Weatherford and Westworth Village. List of Texas area codes NANPA area code map of Texas


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