Baroque Art, which has the darkest atmosphere in the history of art, is separated from the Renaissance with a sharp line. This period, which covers the years 1580-1750, was born in Italy in the 16th century. The word baroque means irregular pearl. It is also used to humiliate works that emerged after the Renaissance and Maniyarist periods. Baroque is actually like a voice in the dark. In this period, more personal issues come to the fore, the search for originality, the questioning of the rest of the perfection are the mainstays. In particular, the art of painting showed differences in the formal field, and the line and color transitions became more obscure. It is also in this period that the harmony of darkness and shadow is used together or lost in the shadows. In Baroque painting, unlike the Renaissance, open composition is used, that is, there is a perception of reality that continues outside the painting. In paintings, colors disappear in the atmosphere and light becomes an important element of composition. On the other hand, another remarkable name of the period is Artemisa Gentileschi, along with the painters Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Bernini, Reni and Ribera. Gentileschi, perhaps one of the most powerful female artists in the history of art, is the daughter of Painter Orazio Gentileschi and learned her first brush strokes from her father. In the 1600s, at a time when women painters were hardly accepted, she struggled to find her own path. Her paintings are often dark, striking and captivating. The subjects she deals with a courageous determination are references to her own image from time to time. With this research, Artemisa Gentileschi and her dark-themed works were discussed over the baroque period and tried to be revealed in detail.
Keywords: Baroque Period, Baroque Painting, Painting, Artemisa Gentileschi