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New Artemisia face masks from the National Gallery

Artemisia is temporarily closed but is reopening next week on Wednesday 2nd December running to 24th January 2021.


In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia was exceptional. She challenged conventions and defied expectations to become a successful artist and one of the greatest storytellers of her time.

Artemisia painted subjects that were traditionally the preserve of male artists and for the male gaze; transforming meek maidservants into courageous conspirators and victims into survivors.

Artemisia “I’ll Show You” Aubergine Face Mask

In this first major exhibition of Artemisia’s work in the UK, see her best-known paintings including two versions of her iconic and viscerally violent ‘Judith beheading Holofernes’; as well as her self portraits, heroines from history and the Bible, and recently discovered personal letters, seen in the UK for the first time.

Artemisia “As Long As” Teal Face Mask

And when on your way to the exhibition why not cover up with an Artemisia Teal face mask.

This unisex face mask has a hand-stitched quote from Artemisia, “As long as I live I will have control over my being” or “I’ll show you what a woman can do” and is printed on pure silk and hand made in Myanmar. Each mask is unique. This is the beauty of the design and any slubs in the fabric or variations in colour are part of its natural charm. In order to maintain it, please follow the care instructions and treat carefully.

These masks can be machine washed at 60°c Buy here




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