ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI

Music Details Part 1

This audio work was developed for a wonderful video about a Baroque painter – Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656). Gentileschi was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.

One of her most iconic works of art is about the biblical story of Judith and Holofernes (The Biblical Deuterocanonical Book of Judith). The iconic scene of Holofernes’ beheading is depicted in numerous works of art, including the Sistine Chapel. But Artemisia’s painting is probably one of the most famous around the world. And she did that when she was just 19 years old.

The music narrative is built upon an orchestral arrangement. Many orchestral instruments were used allied with the well-selected musical harmonies to bring a dramatic and epic feeling to the video.

Music Details Part 2

Since the narrative tells the story of Artemisia (1593-1656) and her painting of the history of Judith and Holofernes (approximately 158-157 b.c.) the orchestral setup was also chosen to bring together some elements. Among those elements, we can find some things of baroque, renaissance, and other traces that fly around those periods gluing them together in the mood of the video. Whether it is the light and bucolic renaissance, or the dense and dramatic baroque the music compositions sought to enhance the narrative of this beautiful piece. Summing to the orchestral setup, instruments such as the Lute and the Church Organ were used for bringing a little more spice.

Music Details Part 3

As the Baroque evokes the climactic moments of a story in the depictions, Artemisia’s history of life was pointed by hard moments of climactic court decisions. In order to accompany those narrative colors, the music also had to bring those climatic and dramatic moments to enhance those nuances in the narrative.

Credits

Director & Illustrator & Storyboard: @luisa_copetti  
Composer & Sound Designer: @gabriel.aydos.maia
Animators: @murilojardim.animator  
Audio Post Production: @imageaudio.com.br 
Educator: Allison Leigh
Narrator: Susan Zimmerman
Hype Producer: @tailasoliman 
Executive Creative Director: Logan Smalley
Produced by: Gerta Xhelo and Anna Bechtol
Associate Producer: Abdallah Ewis
Editorial Director: Alex Rosenthal
Editorial Producer: Elizabeth Cox