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Self-portrait as a martyr, Artemisia Gentileschi. Amalfi map reproduction

Self-portrait as a martyr, Artemisia Gentileschi. Amalfi map reproduction

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The work

The subject of the painting is a young woman holding a green palm in her right hand, a symbol of Christian martyrdom. The woman wears a pink silk peplum tied over her shoulder and a blue turban that partially covers her auburn hair. His face has full cheeks, a pronounced jaw and a fixed, intense gaze. The light comes from the left and creates a strong contrast between the light tones of the skin and the dark tones of the background and dress. It is believed that the woman portrayed is Artemisia Gentileschi herself at the age of around 22, since her somatic features correspond to those of the Allegory of the Inclination preserved in Casa Buonarroti in Florence1. It is not clear why the painter chose to represent herself as a martyr, but we can hypothesize that it was an allegorical game widespread in the seventeenth century or a reference to her personal life, marked by the rape suffered by Agostino Tassi and the trial that followed . The work is an example of the technical skill and artistic sensitivity of Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most famous painters of the seventeenth century, influenced by the Caravaggio style but endowed with an original and strong personality. The painting shows Artemisia's ability to express women's emotions and aspirations through her art.

How reproductions are made

The artisans of ExpoitalyART make a reproduction of this subject with a unique mechanism . The image is in fact printed several times as a test, until the correct combination of color tones is found. Finally, a professional 12-color inkjet printer creates a perfect copy, which is double-checked by hand and left to dry in protected environments. The artisans spread a natural fixative to preserve the shine and sharpness of the image and package the product entirely by hand. Appreciated and used today by true connoisseurs of quality, fine papers or pictorial canvases have an ancient tradition. Symbol of Made in Italy recognized throughout the world, these refined prints reproduce priceless subjects that come to life in a new light. When printing is carried out it passes to drying which in protected environments and with precise temperature and humidity helps the colors to remain vivid and full-bodied. The following fixing serves to keep the colors as just done forever. In fact, the fixer comes directly into contact with the surface and creates a real physical barrier between the colors and dust or bad weather. The choice of frames is then a delicate and precise design step . Beech, maple or cherry, each with its own peculiarities and colours. With natural elements, we have special frames with incredible brilliance and lightness. The matching of the frames is clearly done depending on the subject. To help us in the choice, art experts and painting masters carry out tests and tell us which choice to make. All reproductions are chosen and followed by our Italian artisans.
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