(b. 1563, Pisa, d. 1639, London)

Finding of Moses

Oil on canvas, 242 x 281 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Among the Italian disciples of Caravaggio Orazio Gentileschi and his daughter Artemisia showed a marked realism. Orazio's painting was emotionally gentler and his palette eventually lighter than Caravaggio's, although the latter's naturalism the major influence on Gentileschi's work.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Gioacchino Rossini: Moses, Moses' Prayer