Artemisia Gentileschi's 1616 nude will be unveiled digitally

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Italian city of Florence Art restoration specialists in Florence, Italy, have started a six-month initiative to clean and essentially "unveil" a long-censored nude painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most significant women in Italian art history.

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In 1616 Gentileschi painted a life-size female nude, which is believed to be a self-portrait, adding the swirling curtain and drapery in the "Allegory of the Tilt" about 70 years later.

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The work to reveal the originally painted image is being renewed in the #MeToo era as Gentileschi's contribution to Italian Baroque art

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Both for her artistic achievements, but also for her breaking into a male-dominated art world after being raped by an art teacher.

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His work was shown in a 2020 exhibition at the National Gallery in London.

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"Through her, we can talk about how important it is to restore artwork, how important it is to keep women's stories at the forefront," said Linda Falcone, coordinator of the Artemisia Up Close project.

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"Allegory of the Leaning" was originally commissioned for the family home of Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger, the great-nephew of the famous artist.

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"Allegory of the Leaning" was originally commissioned for the family home of Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger, the great-nephew of the famous artist.

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The building later became the Casa Buonarroti Museum, and the painting was recently displayed on the ceiling in a gilded frame.

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When chief patron Elizabeth Wick removed the painting in late September, a 400-year-old dust shower was released.

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