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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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. 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 patrons but used as spies in the ongoing battle for power between the Pope and the Hapsburgs.
Indeed, she went further: I have enjoyed artemieia books that fictionalize the life of artists, especially women. Un testo imponente che nasce dalla passione artemsia sua autrice per i Gentileschi padre e figlia, Orazio e Artemisia, che nel libro si rincorrono, si evitano, si guardano, si scrutano, si influenzano.
Still, I am sorry that when I was in the Uffizi I missed seeing some of hers that are on display there. Era tanto che non mi capitava di leggere un romanzo storico come questo e ne sono davvero, davvero, davvero felice. Leggendo La passione di Artemisia, romanzo sulla vita della pittrice Artemisia Gentileschi, vagavo ogni tanto sul web alla ricerca di immagini delle sue opere, soprattutto di quelle descritte nel libro che stavo leggendo.
History of Artemisia Gentileschi, a famous painter of 17th century Rome, her father, and the rape that shaped her life.
Artemisia Alexandra Lapierre Limited preview – Baroque Italy at its best and worst. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Mar 02, Michelle Arostegui artemisa it it was amazing Shelves: Additionally, the writing was not good. The book is not a novel as the title suggests but is indeed a historical biography of Artemisia Gentileschi and her times.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Born to the artist Orazio Gentileschi at the beginning of the s, when artists were the celebrities of the day, Artemisua was apprenticed to her father at an early age, showing such remarkable talent that he viewed her as the most precious thing in his life. References to this book Constructing a World: Artemisia is a strong and compelling character and the writing is lovely.
Looking at Artemisia’s paintings in the book and in some images online they are very rich, lush, and I think her women’s faces are quite remarkable. No eBook available Amazon.
While Artemesia is incredible alexanera to learn about and her story is incredible, I felt the storytelling was drab and detailed at times to the point that I was a bit confused.
Jul 16, Arielle rated it it was ok Shelves: Vintage- Italy – pages.
In my opinion of course – the review quotes – words like “masterpiece” are used – make it obvious I’m in the minority. No eBook available Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Paperbackpages. Tragic account of a brilliant artist struggling with life and consequences. The Story of a Battle for Greatness Vintage fiction.
Her works have been widely translated and she has received numerous awards, including the Honorary Award of the Association of American University Women. Not that I would know how a doctoral dissertation reads, but this sure does not read like a novel. At Alexandra Lapierre has won international acclaim for her writing. May 17, Monica rated it liked it.
It was overall an engrossing read.
Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre
Her works have been widely translated and she has received numerous awards, including the Honorary Award of the Association of American University Women. Artemisia by Aretmisia Lapierre. It is a novel that comes with pages of notes and references and 16 pages of full colour plates featuring much of her most well known work along with several of her father’s.
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I’m still not c I have read some but. Detailed insight into the life and times of the first famous female artist during the Baroque period in Europe. Lists with This Book. I read this book as an audio book and it captured my interest from the first few moments. Artrmisia definitely appreciated the inclusion of prints of the artist’s works in the book, since that added to the experience of the story of Artemisia’s life and work.
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. I give it only 3 stars because I was lacking more infor First and foremost it is important to mention that this is not a romanticised story of a famous person.
Alexandra Lapierre lives in Paris.
A few of the reviews
Nice integration of court documents, insight into cultural mores. Leggiamo di una donna che si innamora. A number of colour plates are provided of not only Artemisia’s paintings but lapierrs her fathers and other artists involved in her story.