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Of the few female painters in history, Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the most celebrated and gifted. You can admire one of her masterpieces at Capodimonte, Judith Beheading Holofernes, which immortalizes the moment when the heroine is aided by a companion in cutting off the enemy commander's head in the midst of horrible splashes of blood. As a girl, Artemisia was a victim of rape, and her paintings often depict female "revenge" against males, who are violently defeated and humiliated.

And with this we have finished our tour of the Galleries of Capodimonte. MyWoWo thanks you for staying with us, and will see you at the next Wonder of the World!

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