To create paragraphs in your essay response, type <p> at the beginning of the paragraph, and </p> at the end.
What is going on in this painting? What are the expressions on the characters' faces? Do the expressions seem consistent with the action that is taking place? How does the artist's use of color and lighting influence the impact of this painting?
The text that accompanies this painting discusses incidents from Gentileschi's life that may have affected her choice of subject matter. Do you think it likely that her personal history influenced the artist's work here, or is she dealing with themes that many artists of her day might have treated in a similar way?