Closer to Artemisia: Treating Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes
Blair Bailey, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Painting Conservation at the DIA will speak about her recent research and treatment on Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes. The presentation will focus on the in-depth treatment carried out on the painting at the DIA, as well as Artemisia’s artistic technique revealed during the treatment.
Blair Bailey is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Painting Conservation at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and History from American University, Washington, D.C. and graduated with distinction from the Northumbria University Master of Arts in the Conservation of Fine Art- Easel Paintings program. Ms. Bailey previously worked at The Ringling, the National Gallery of Ireland, and in various Smithsonian Institution branches such as the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Museum Conservation Institute, as well as in private conservation studios within the Washington, D.C. area.