Recently, a Parisian art conservation studio announced that it has discovered Artemisia Gentileschi’s signature on a “David and Goliath” painting that it was cleaning. The painting had previously been attributed to a male artist, but one Italian scholar had been arguing for decades that Artemisia was its true author. Announcements like this are always so exciting (at least to me), especially when they reclaim achievements for female artists. Find out more in my new article for DailyArt Magazine.
Alexandra Kiely, aka A Scholarly Skater, is an art historian based in the northeastern United States. She loves wandering down the dark and dusty corners of art history and wholeheartedly believes in visual art's ability to enrich every person's life.
Her favorite periods of art history are 19th-century American painting and medieval European art and architecture. When she not looking at, reading about, writing about, or teaching art, she's probably ice dancing or reading.
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