During her lifetime, Artemisia was able to succeed in a male-dominated world, receiving commissions and patronage from Kings and Dukes of the time. Today, Artemisia Gentileschi remains an inspiration, not only for her powerful artwork, but for her ability to overcome the limits and prejudices of her time.
Artemisia was centuries ahead of her time. She was among the first women artists to achieve success in the 17th century. She brought to her work a unique perspective that both celebrated and humanized strong women characters. Above is Artemisia's self portrait.