Artemisia and Frida: great art, turbulent lives

We take a tour of the Artemisia Gentileschi show in London with curator Letizia Treves and explore a new biography of Frida Kahlo with its author, Hettie Judah

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Our podcast host Ben Luke with Letizia Treves, the curator of the postponed Artemisia exhibition at the National Gallery in London © David Clack

Our podcast host Ben Luke with Letizia Treves, the curator of the postponed Artemisia exhibition at the National Gallery in London © David Clack

The Week in Art

From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world’s big stories with the help of special guests. An award-winning podcast hosted by Ben Luke, The Week in Art is sponsored by Christie’s.

This week, we look at two great women artists: at last, we visit the postponed Artemisia exhibition at the National Gallery in London, taking a tour with its curator Letizia Treves, and picking out some of the extraordinary highlights of the show. And we also explore a new biography of Frida Kahlo with its author, Hettie Judah.

Artemisia Gentileschi, Susannah and the Elders (1610) © Kunstsammlungen Graf von Schönborn, Pommersfelden (inv. 191)

Proceedings of Agostino Tassi's trial for the rape of Artemisia Gentileschi, 1612 Manuscript © Archivio di Stato di Roma

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith beheading Holofernes (around 1613-14) © Gabinetto fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (around 1615-17) © The National Gallery, London

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as a Lute Player (around 1615-17) © Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut

Pierre Dumonstier II, The Right Hand of Artemisia Gentileschi Holding a Brush (1625) © The Trustees of The British Museum

Letter 20, Artemisia to Francesco Maria Maringhi. Rome Artemisia Gentileschi 11 April 1620 © Photo courtesy of the owner

Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucretia (1625) © Neues Palais, Potsdam

Artemisia Gentileschi, The Birth of St John the Baptist (around 1635) © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura) (around 1638-39) © Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Artemisia Gentileschi, Susannah and the Elders (1652) © Pinacoteca Nazionale Bologna

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