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Seattle, WA: Gina Siciliano at the Seattle Arts Museum
October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Join us for a discussion that sheds new light on the contemporary resonance and emerging scholarship focused on women artists, including Artemisia Gentileschi, and depictions of women in the exhibition Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum. Chiyo Ishikawa, SAM’s Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, speaks with graphic artist Gina Siciliano and Estelle Lingo, Professor of Early Modern European Art at University of Washington in Seattle.
In September, Gina Siciliano released her debut graphic novel, I Know What I Am, depicting the life of the female painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. The result of years of research exploring Gentileschi’s life story, I Know What I Am paints a complex, feminist portrait of Artemisia as a single mother, a survivor of sexual assault, and a pioneering practitioner of her craft.