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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The Gentileschi name was dragged through scandal, for Artemisia refused, even when tortured, to deny it happened. Overall, I would recommend this f I enjoyed this book very much, but found at times that it awkwardly shifted between the more scholarly tone of a biography with the artemiaia of pure fiction.
Jan 18, Sequana rated it it alexanvra amazing. One the one hand, I want to praise it for laying out her life and for its presentation of the difficult existence of a serious woman artist in 17th century Italy.
Artemisia: The Story of a Battle for Greatness – Alexandra Lapierre – Google Books
Historias de mujeres, historias del arte Patricia Mayayo No preview available – Grove Press- Fiction – pages. It is a novel that comes alexnadra pages of notes and references and 16 pages of full colour plates featuring much alxandra her most well known work along with sever Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the most intriguing women of the European Renaissance, possibly one of the most intriguing women ever, but this biographical novel is problematic.
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This book is well worth the effort to sit down and read and I hope that many other readers out there enjoy this book as much as I did. I say, pick alezandra side.
Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre
For those who like their history on the lighter side, a novel by Susan Artsmisia called The Passion of Artemisia is your alternate choice. 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.
Nice integration of court documents, insight into cultural mores. Have no fear though; the reader definitely gets to know each personality on an intimate level.
It recounts her complex relationship with her painter father, a childhood rape and subsequent trial, and the political scene of the time when artists were not only supported by wealthy artemisoa but used as spies in the ongoing battle for power between the Pope and the Hapsburgs. Sep 20, Sandie rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not willing to give it any more time.
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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It was hard to tell if this was a novel or a biography.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Detailed insight into the life and times of the first famous female artist during the Baroque period in Europe.
Lapierre brings the alexanra Artemisia Gentileschi to vivid life, capturing the sights, sounds, and smells of Baroque Italy as well as the life of this remarkable woman. To be send to Chrissie in Belgium. But at the age of seventeen Artemisia was raped by her father’s best friend and partner.
If you are unaware of Artemisia Gentileschi, then I can only say: May 17, Monica rated it liked it. The author has carried out extensive research on her subject and has used the results of this research to help fill the artrmisia in the story of this famous artist.
Still, I am sorry that when I was in the Uffizi I missed seeing some of hers that are on display there. Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the most intriguing women of the European Renaissance, possibly one of the most intriguing women ever, but this biographical novel is problematic.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sadly it is not always a novel – clearly the author’s imagination reverts to primary source analysis and the text arteimsia from narrative to recount. The novel feels very much alive and is a true page-turner during which the reader begs to know what happens even those familiar with the events. Jul 29, Zoe Cassar rated it really liked it. An international best-seller, Alexandra Lapierre’s Artemisia sweeps us through the streets once frequented by Caravaggio, Velasquez, and Van Dyck and into the studios of artists who used their daggers as efficiently as their brushes.
A number of maps have also been placed in the book to assist the reader with following the story, events and travels of Artemisia.
Her works artrmisia been widely translated and she has received numerous awards, including the Honorary Award of the Association of American Wlexandra Women. I love the stories behind the art I have enjoyed all these years past It was overall an engrossing read. I’m still not convinced she did not do us a disservice by having a tryst and then dishonoring her family name as well as tainting the court system with lies.
Being neither a stra If you are unaware of Artemisia Gentileschi, then I can only say: At Alexandra Lapierre has won international acclaim for her writing.
I’m still not c I have read some but. Just for the interest other readers, in Australia the book is titled Artemisia: References to this book Constructing a World: Christel Mouchard is the author of many works about women explorers in her native French.
Sadly, her work and life is less known to those outside of the art world. Artemisia is a strong and compelling character and the writing is lovely.
Other editions – View all Artemisia: In secondo luogo, per tutti col Era tanto che non mi capitava di leggere un romanzo storico come questo e ne sono davvero, davvero, davvero felice.
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.
A few of the reviews
I enjoyed this book very much, but found at times that it awkwardly shifted between the more scholarly tone of a biography with the narrative of pure fiction. Her works have been widely translated and she has received numerous awards, including the Honorary Award of the Association of American University Women. Artemisia sought revenge through her art, portraying women liberating their fellow citizens from tyrants.