The Light and The Dark
The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi
Performance and preview dates during the final two weeks of the nine-week Summer Assembly (June 22–August 25, 2024) are to be announced in the new year.
Artemisia Gentileschi, a trailblazing artist, was the most successful female painter of the 17th century. Her artistic legacy endures as one of the few Baroque-era female artists, with dozens of paintings exhibited globally alongside Rafael and Caravaggio. Artemisia, characterized by her irreverence and audacity, aspired to attain immortality through her groundbreaking work. However, her journey took an unexpected turn, marked by a series of brutal betrayals that forever altered her life and art. The resulting transformation kindled a fire within her, a flame that continues to astonish and resonate with audiences today.
A Chautauqua Theater Company commission, The Light and The Dark, delves into the profound impact of art in assuaging trauma and explores the transformative power of female rage in reshaping societal paradigms.
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