The Passion of Artemisia
Publish date: January 24th 2002
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Art History
, 17th Century
I didn't even know who Artemisia Gentileschi was when I bought this book. I only knew Vreeland's The Girl in Hyacinth Blue (very enjoyable). I read it very slowly as it was my break book, but it worked well in that format. The story covers a long period of time, but the chapters are short and the ...
Susan Vreeland wrote one of my favorite books—The Girl in Hyacinth Blue—and that book was simply so amazing and original that I have avoided the rest of Vreeland's work. I knwo that sounds crazy, but I feel that Girl cannot be replicated without becoming gimmicky. I picked The Passion of Artemisia...
Educational and entertaining. I enjoyed learning about the life of a female renaissance painter in Italy. Towards the end of the book, I just didn't want to put it down.
A book that I enjoyed very much, and one that was fairly accurate to the story of the real Artemisia Gentileschi. While it was not as engaging as Lapierre's work, it is still very readable, and a good introduction to the life of this remarkable woman. For the complete review, please go here:http://w...
NO SPOILERS!Finished: I feel like I was a bit harsh in all my previous criticism. However what I sais IS what I felt at those particular points in the book. I am giving this 4 stars - the ending was superbly done. What can I say other than that I forgive all the previous faults that irritated me. St...
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