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Thomas More & Artemisia Gentileschi . Ailish Fallon & Abby McCarthy 4/4/14 World History I Honors Ms. Ross Period:1. Part I: Thomas More. Early Life. Born on February 7 th , 1478 on Milk St. in London, England - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Thomas More

Thomas More & Artemisia Gentileschi Ailish Fallon & Abby McCarthy4/4/14World History I HonorsMs. RossPeriod:1

Part I: Thomas More

Early LifeBorn on February 7th, 1478 on Milk St. in London, EnglandThomas Mores father was a prominent judge known as Sir John More; his mother pretty much raised him, she is known as Agnes More.At age 14, Thomas went to Oxford University to study Latin and Logic.Thomas had many occupations including, a lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and a Renaissance humanist.

Literary Works: UtopiaUtopia means an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. This book helped to define the meaning.

Most scholars view Utopia as some kind of comment or criticism of modern European society, because the villains of More's time are vividly described in Book I, and in many ways the issues are solved in Book II. Although, Utopia has many of the characteristics of irony, and there are many jokes and sardonic asides; these are usually distinguished with the simple, uncomplicated society of the Utopians.

Map of UtopiaPortrait of Thomas MoreTrial & ExecutionThomas More was beheaded on July 6, 1535. His final words were: "The king's good servant, but God's first. Thomas More was blessed in 1886 and canonized by the Catholic Church as a saint in 1935. He has been considered a "Reformation martyr" by the Church of England.

Thomas Mores Effects on the 21st Century

St. Thomas CollegeHumanists of Britain SymbolShark UtopiaSocialism SymbolPart II: Artemisia Gentileschi

Early LifeBorn on July 8th, 1583 in Rome, ItalyBecause her mother died when she was 12, Artemisia and her brothers were raised by their famous father Orazio Gentileschi who was also a famous painterAt the age of 17, Artemisia was raped Agostino Tassi: her art teacher. When Artemisia tried to press charges, no punishment was inflicted on the man. This led to a depression that provided inspiration for many of her major works, especially Susanna and the Elders.Despite her apparent talent, Gentileschi was not accepted into art school until after she was married due to her gender

Susanna and the EldersOne of the most famous pieces by Artemisia Gentileschi was Susanna and the Elders. This was her first painting, and it was inspired by sexual assault she experienced that same year. It can be characterized as Renaissance art by its detailed background, heavy emotion, and nudity. The people in the painting are all in motion, and are painted to model that of a real person.

Susanna and the EldersJudith Slaying HolofernesThis scene portrays a biblical scene in which Judith, a Jew, slays her suitor Holofernes. This is another example of how sexual assault influenced Gentileschis works. The female protagonist is has control over the situation and is eliminating the antagonist. You can tell that this is Renaissance art by the heavy emotions and rich colors portrayed.

Judith SLAYing HolofernesOther Major Works

Self Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (17)The Birth of St. John the BaptistCleopatraMadonna and ChildLater Life and LegacyArtemisia married Pietro Antonio de Vicenzo Stiattesi- another painter. Despite having a child, the couple had such an unhappy marriage that Gentileschi spent much time away from home. This allowed her to focus on her career.Gentileschi spent the rest of her days painting and it is believed she died in 1652 in Naples, Italy. The reason is unknown, but it is believed she is a victim of the great pestilence that stuck Naples in 1656.Despite being female, Gentileschi is remembered as one of the greatest painters of the Renaissance Era. However, she is most recognized for making women the protagonists of all her major works.

Compare and ContrastThomas More:

English Lawyer, Social Philosopher, Author, Statesman, Renaissance HumanistSuccessful male of his timeAttended Oxford UniversityBeheaded English Renaissance and ReformationThe first person to imagine a perfect worldRaised by his motherArtemisia Gentileschi:

PainterSuccessful Female of her timeReceived no formal educationNobody knows how she diedItalian RenaissanceBased art off of traumatic experiences and deep emotional discomfortRaised by her fatherSimilarities

Still remembered for their worksReligiousBoth got married and had children Pushed societys limits. Artemisia because she was a female; Thomas with his book Utopia

Works Citedhttp://www.artemisia-gentileschi.com