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The Passion of Artemisia - Susan Vreeland
The Passion of Artemisia
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Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the... show more
Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father's betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist. Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de' Medici II, and filled with rich details about life as a seventeenth-century painter, Vreeland creates an inspiring story about one woman's lifelong struggle to reconcile career and family, passion and genius.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142001820 (0142001821)
ASIN: 142001821
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 The Passion of Artemisia
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 ...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
3.0 The Passion of Artemisia
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...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
4.0 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.
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
4.0
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...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
4.0
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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