Sunday, December 13, 2020

ADVENT ART | NEWS OF WEEK 3 -- Artemisia Gentileschi

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton 
"The Annunciation" (1603) by Artemisia Gentileschi; Collection of National Museum of Capodimonte and on-loan to the National Gallery of London.
Joy is fleeting, but when you have it, embrace it. That's why on this third Sunday of Advent, 
we "rejoice" that the "The Lord is Near" (Philippians 4:4-5), and we embrace joy in the return of Mom Britton's appetite for noodles at P.F.Changs. Additional joy came with the recent flood of news recognition of women artists: Anne Truitt, Rosie Lee Thompkins, Helen LaFrance, Charmaine Watkiss, and Artemisia Gentileschi. This week, our collector's tip is the joy of collecting women artists and the joy of an $11 virtual tour of history's greatest, "Artemisia."
"Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria" (1615-17); Collection of National Gallery, London
ART NEWS this week from across the USA, and around the world:
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Letizia Treves, curator at the National Gallery in London, with paintings from the “Artemisia” exhibition. A half-hour virtual tour of the show costs just over $10. via National Gallery
"Judith Slaying Holofernes"(1611-2); Collection of Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte
"Jael and Sisera" (1620); Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest