Read the book selection, bring a lunch and discuss at our art-themed book club

September 17, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Griswold House lawn

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting by Jesse Locker

Delve into this beautifully illustrated, elegant reassessment of the extraordinary life of Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. Locker’s book sheds new light on her later years, revealing her importance and influence within the cultural circles of 17th-century Venice, Florence and Naples.

Read Eat Chat will move back to its regular noon meeting time, and will convene outside on the Museum grounds. Remember to bring a lawn chair. (In case of inclement weather, the meeting will move to Zoom.)


Author Jesse Locker will join us virtually to discuss the book and answer questions.

Jesse Locker, Assistant Professor of Renaissance & Baroque Art History at PSU, specializes in the art of Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Particular areas of interest include: baroque painting, the art and topography of Rome and Naples, and national identity and cultural syncretism in art. He has published a number of articles and reviews on various aspects of early modern art, most recently on Raphael’s Woman with a Veil for the Portland Art Museum, and is currently completing a book on the seventeenth-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi. He holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is a recent recipient of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowship in Art History.

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