Artemisia Striped Pant
Italy, 17th Century.
Orazio Gentileschi wants to send his daughter Artemisia to a convent. She’s not having it. She wants to be a working artist (a rather daunting prospect for a woman at that time).
Long story short, she wins out and paints her way to freedom.
With Caravaggio as an influence, she learns to master light and shadow to tell the stories of authoritative, heroic women in her work and becomes one of Europe’s most sought-after painters. Her induction into the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno— the first woman ever—awards her certain freedoms unheard of for most women of the day. She no longer needs a man’s permission to travel alone, to sign contracts, or to buy paints and supplies.
She owns her life.
You can see where we got the inspiration for these pants.
Artemisia Striped Pant (No. 5985). 100% cotton poplin with artful stripes to elongate your legs (the essential mission of vertical stripes since the dawn of time) and give clues about what you might do next. Black drawcord at waist. Elastic at back waistband only. Side-seam pockets. 29” inseam. Made in India.