Artemisia has arrived in Glasgow. Artemisia Gentileschi’s self portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria is on tour from the National Gallery and has popped up at Glasgow Women’s Library. Here she is. Isn’t she beautiful?
She has taken up residence in the upstairs gallery at the library, right next to the Decoding Inequalities exhibition. She will be there until Tuesday 19th March. Both Artemisia and Saint Catherine have extraordinary histories. For this reason I have used the above image as this week’s #FlashFictionFriday prompt. To tempt readers of this blog to submit a story some information about Artemisia and Saint Catherine appears below. Or you can find out more by following this link: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/artemisia-gentileschi-self-portrait-as-saint-catherine-of-alexandria
Get writing, get tweeting, what have you got to lose?
- Write a tiny story of up to 240 characters inspired by the Artemisia painting
- Be brief, dive right in to the heart of the story
- You can hint at a wider backstory – remember your <240 characters are the tip of an iceberg
- Trust your reader to fill in the gaps
- Tweet your story using #FlashFictionFriday and remember to tag @womenslibrary
If you are not a Twitter user you can send your story to: email@example.com
If you are in or around Glasgow before 19th March – come on in and meet her!
Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP
Our opening hours are 9.30am-5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 9.30am-7.30pm on Thursday. We are also open on Saturday from 12pm to 4pm.