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The Passion of Artemisia by  Susan Vreeland - Hardcover - 2002 - from Diatrope Books and Biblio.com

The Passion of Artemisia

by Vreeland, Susan

Condition: Very Good/very good


Viking Adult, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. 288p. Novel that tells the story of Artemisia Gentileschi, a painter who beguiled post-Renaissance Italy with the beauty of her work.

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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