Artemisia Gentileschi in Naples


Gallerie d'Italia - Napoli


From 3 December 2022 to 19 March 2023

Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 19:00

Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 to 20:00

Last admission 1 hour before closing

Monday: closed


Full price: €7.00; reduced price: €4.00. Free admission for pass holders, schools, under 18s, Intesa Sanpaolo Group customers and employees


In December 2022, in the Gallerie d’Italia museum Via Toledo in Naples, Intesa Sanpaolo will host the exhibition Artemisia Gentileschi in Naples, dedicated to the painter's long stay in the capital of the Campania region, documented between 1630 and 1654 and interrupted only by a trip to London between 1638 and 1640. This is a fundamental chapter in Artemisia's art and biography which has never before been the subject of a monographic exhibition in Naples on this scale.

The exhibition, produced in special collaboration with the National Gallery in London and in cooperation with the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the State Archives of Naples, and the University of Naples L’Orientale will feature carefully selected works from public and private, Italian and international collections that will provide new insights for research on the subject.

Covering the chronological period in which Artemisia was in Naples, the exhibition's narrative will proceed according to a thematic and iconographic scheme in order to explore the enormous success she enjoyed in the capital of the Viceroyalty and to give a reliable representation of the artistic grandeur of this complex historical time. In Naples, Artemisia established a flourishing workshop that collaborated, or simply interacted, with the best local artists, from Massimo Stanzione to Onofrio Palumbo to Bernardo Cavallino.

Iconographies and themes that the painter had already tested out, mainly relating to female heroines (Judith, Cleopatra, etc.), were taken up again and put on the market with countless variations and entrepreneurial methods. The exhibition aims to shed light on these themes with the help of the results of an extensive archival research campaign that was carried out for this occasion.

The exhibition at the new Gallerie d’Italia in Naples was conceived as an in-depth study of the monographic exhibition dedicated to the artist at the National Gallery in London in 2020, with  Gabriele Finaldi as specialist advisor, and Antonio Ernesto Denunzio and Giuseppe Porzio as curators.

Artemisia Gentileschi, Saint Januarius and his companions thrown in the amphitheater taming the beasts (detail), oil on canvas, Pozzuoli, basilica cattedrale di San Procolo Martire, © Claudio Giusti

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