Burghley House | Artemisia Gentileschi Virtual Reality Experience

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23 Jul 2022 - 31 Aug 2022


Artemisia Gentileschi Virtual Reality Experience

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary story of Artemisia through a virtual reality experience

This summer at Burghley House, step back in time to 17th Century Italy and experience the fascinating story of internationally celebrated artist Artemisia Gentileschi. See an unprecedented collection of Artemisia’s work gathered into a single virtual experience, where each viewer can admire the work in their own immersive world.

One special piece which features in the experience is Burghley House’s very own Artemisia Gentileschi painting 'Susannah and the Elders'. Purchased by the ninth Earl of Exeter whilst in Rome, the 400-year-old painting is Artemisia’s earliest-known work and one of the jewels in the crown of the Burghley Art Collection.

Narrated by musician and author, Cerys Matthews, 'The Light in the Shadow' is experienced through virtual reality headsets and explores the fascinating story of one of today’s most celebrated Baroque artists. The 14-minute experience follows Artemisia’s journey as she navigates a world where women have virtually no rights to become one of Europe’s most accomplished and in-demand painters of her time who continues to capture imaginations today.

Read more about the inspiration behind the VR experience in the Creators' Statement.

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