LaPierre’s heavily researched–but racy–historical novel covers the passionate life of Italian Renaissance artist Artemisia Gentileschi (), who survived . A few of the reviews. “In this graceful translation Artemisia employs admirable artistry in depicting the turbulent life and times of two great painters.” –The New. “The most comprehensive treatment ever [of Artemisia] in a new book that is already an Artemisia. by Alexandra Lapierre Translated from French by Liz Heron.
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Lapierre brings the historical Artemisia Gentileschi to vivid life, capturing the sights, sounds, and smells of Baroque Italy as well as the life of this remarkable woman. User Review – Flag as inappropriate A superb book. Found the book artemizia the Metropolitan Museum of Art at an exhibit of her and Orazio’s work.
Era tanto che non mi capitava di leggere un romanzo storico come questo e ne sono davvero, davvero, davvero felice. Artemisia is a strong and compelling character and the writing is lovely. Un testo imponente che nasce dalla passione della sua autrice per i Gentileschi padre e figlia, Orazio e Artemisia, che nel libro si rincorrono, si evitano, si guardano, si scrutano, si influenzano.
Meanwhile, he is obsessed with her keeping her honor for the sake of the family, yet he trusts his colleague Tassi and gives him the access to his house that leads to Artemisia’s deflowering.
It was alexadra an engrossing read. The Baroque is not my favorite period in painting, nor do these gruesome topics appeal to me – but can one wonder at them, given the artist having been taken to public executions as a young child? Other editions – View all Artemisia: But at the age of seventeen Artemisia was raped by her father’s best friend and partner. Sadly it is not always a novel – clearly the author’s imagination reverts to primary source analysis and the text drops from narrative to recount.
I’m still not c I have read some but. It says on the cover that this is a novel, but I don’t know if that’s what this book is. Additionally, the writing was not good.
At Alexandra Lapierre has won international acclaim for her writing. The Gentileschi name was dragged through scandal, for Artemisia refused, even when tortured, to deny it happened. This artemisoa by Alexandra Lapierre on the life of the female artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, is a fascinating study of the world of art and Europe during the seventeenth Century. Born to the artist Orazio Gentileschi at the beginning of the s, when artists were the celebrities of the day, Artemisia was apprenticed to her father at an early age, showing such remarkable talent that he viewed her as the most precious artemisiw in his life.
I give it only 3 stars because I was lacking more information about her art work coming from Irving STONE’s biography of Michel Angelo in “The Agony and the Ecstasy” The Agony and the Ecstasy ; such a masterpiece is difficult to be surpassed… ; I didn’t like the extensive details of the plot leading up to the rape, the length of report of the process and its aftermath which in total takes pages, almost half of the book!
O anche solo consultato per l’imponente opera di ricerca e la ricca bibliografia che contiene. The author lwpierre used her skills as a novelist to fill gaps in the story of Artemisia but only with the greatest sense of historical correctness.
Alexandra Lapierre has won international acclaim for her writing. Di come abbia raccontato, in tribunale, del suo stupro, con termini estremamente crudi e precisi. The volume does have some high-quality photos of some of Artemisia’s paintings. History of Artemisia Gentileschi, a famous painter of 17th century Rome, her father, and the rape that shaped her life.
A few of the reviews
E’, insomma, un libro che vale davvero la pena di essere letto. To ask other readers questions about Artemisiaplease sign up. Sadly, her work and life is less known to those outside of the art world.
A woman artist is unheard of at the time. Well researched political and religious history interwoven with the day to day life of international artists competing for lucrative commissions and social status. Bonus research notes at the end detailing history verses fiction and Detailed insight into the life and times of the first famous female artist during the Baroque period in Europe.
At the age of seventeen, No eBook available Amazon. No eBook available Amazon. The story itself was well told and in particular I found the account of the rape case very interesting.
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Vintage- Italy – pages. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I will credit the author for definitely not making this a “perky modern girl in period costume” read – from the beginning – when Orazio Gentileschi takes his six-year-old daughter Artemisia to the very foot of a scaffold and holds her up to get a good view of a young girl being beheaded – we are absolutely not anywhere near the 20th Century.
All of Rome was riveted by the trial. Jun 23, Megan rated it really liked it.
Raped at age seventeen by an associate of her father she filed a complaint and took the matter arfemisia trial a scandalous and unheard of event in when women Art historians have always had an almost romantic attachment to Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own lifetime.
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First and foremost it is important to mention that this is not a romanticised story of a famous person. This is an intriguing and very enjoyable book and I hope that the idea of some of the narrative being fiction aleaxndra not put other readers off. The Gentiles An international best-seller, Artemisia is based on the passionate story of one of the Western world’s first significant female artists.
Refresh and try again. Born to the artist Orazio Gentileschi at the beginning of the s, when artists were the celebrities of the day, Artemisia was apprenticed to her father at an early age, showing such remarkable talent that he viewed her as the most prec An international best-seller, Artemisia is based on the passionate story of one of the Western world’s first significant female artists.
It was unreadable mainly because the names in the book are so freakin’ long!