My name is Tiffannie Diaz and I'm an undecided sophomore. I'm interested learning more about the image of women in art and women artist for several reasons. I have a really close relationship with my sister who is an Art History major with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. This would be one class that really captures a bit from both those. She is constantly rambling about all the things she learned and pushed me to take this class because of how useful the knowledge has been in other classes that did not immediately seem related. Another reason is more personal; I grew up with so many contradicting ideas about being a woman. One example would be my grandmother constantly telling me that I would be a better person if I was born a boy and how unfortunate it was. My uncles would tell me that I was a boy when I did something well but as soon as I did something wrong it was because I am a girl. I know now that it isn't that way but I definitely have loose ends where the topics in this class will help tie.
Guido Cagnacci, Sebastiano Ricci, and Alessandro Allori one thing is clear Artemisia depicts a victim while all three men show women who are willing participates who tempted the men. Comparing these paintings is like looking at two sides of a a rape case.