(ANSA) - LONDON, 29 SEPTEMBER - After the long wait, the first major monographic exhibition in the United Kingdom dedicated to ArtemisiaGentileschi (1593-1654) and simply entitled 'Artemisia' was finally presented at the National Gallery in London.
The exhibition should in fact have opened its doors on 4 April but due to the Covid-19 pandemic it was postponed. Today she was featured in the international press at a strictly online conference to comply with coronavirus containment regulations. The exhibition on the famous painter can be visited from 3 October 2020 until 24 January 2021 and was organized with the sponsorship of Banca IntesaSanpaolo and the support of Google Arts & Culture. "She was an extraordinary artist, enormously admired already in her time, and her figure still inspires us today," said Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery. The exhibition project, conceived after the acquisition by the London Museum of the 'Self-portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria' (the first painting by the artist to enter a British public collection), provides for the exhibition of about 30 works by the painter (in addition to letters and documents) from public institutions and private collections around the world, many of which are Italian. (HANDLE).