(Hi)Story of a Painting: The Light in the Shadow


A latest episode of VR Series (Hi)Story of a Painting: the Light in the Shadow, narrated by Cerys Matthews, explores the extraordinary story of one of today’s most celebrated Baroque artists: Artemisia Gentileschi. We follow her journey as she navigates a world where women have virtually no rights, and becomes one of Europe’s most celebrated and in-demand painters of her time. Artemisia painted herself into posterity within her own lifetime – this story is about how she rose up against the odds and continues to capture our imaginations today.



A Fat Red Bird and Monkey Frame Production Artemisia Gentileschi.
Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria. 1615-1617. The National Gallery, London
Narration : Cerys Matthews
Creator : QuentinDarras and Gaëlle Mourre
Writer : Gaëlle Mourre
Director : Quentin Darras and Gaëlle Mourre
Animator : Quentin Darras
Producer : Charlotte Mikkelborg, Gaëlle Mourre
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