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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Liz Heron Goodreads Author Translator. Vintageakexandra Italy – pages. All of Rome was riveted by the trial. Artemisia won the case, but lost the love of her father and of all of Rome. The Story of a Battle for Greatness. This is one of my favorites, though it has been several years and my memory of the details is not as sharp as I would like.

Artemisia: The Story of a Battle for Greatness – Alexandra Lapierre – Google Books

Historias de mujeres, historias del arte Patricia Mayayo No preview available – The Gentileschi name was dragged through scandal, for Artemisia refused, even when tortured, alexajdra deny it happened. No eBook available Amazon. The book is not a novel as the title suggests but is indeed a historical biography of Artemisia Gentileschi and her times.

Other editions – View all Artemisia: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And, she said, her studies at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and the University of Southern California taught her how to tell a story, “something we have forgotten a bit in French literature today.

But at the age of seventeen Artemisia was raped by her father’s best friend and partner. Di lapierrw donna con un rapporto difficile col marito impostole dalle convenzioni, di una donna che perde i figli e di fratelli che pregano con lei, di un padre che fissa le sue tele e vi vede i suoi insegnamenti.

Open Preview See a Problem? The Story of a Battle for Greatness. Her stunning works took Rome by storm, overturning the prejudices of her time and winning the admiration of patrons, courtesans, and monarchs.


Alexandrw 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 arte,isia the Western world’s first significant female artists. I also have a secret passion for having heroines in my life Historias de mujeres, historias del arte Patricia Mayayo No preview available – There are small annoyances, however; such as a few awkward transitions from pure historic sections to HF and the habit of asking the reader questions.

Goodreads helps you alexadnra track of books you want to read. Their testimony – frank, partial, often cruel – in this first rape trial ever to be fully documented, made Artemisia and her father notorious. Ann Brady Absolutely based on fact. Era tanto che aleexandra mi capitava di leggere un romanzo storico come questo e ne sono davvero, davvero, davvero felice.

Artemisia – Alexandra Lapierre – Google Books

The century after the Artist, the Artemisiia and the Warrior. May 17, Monica rated it liked it. 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. Return to Book Page. Furthermore, the settings are also well-described but not overdone and do not overwhelm. I enjoyed this book very much, but found at times that it artemiisa shifted between the more scholarly tone of a biography with the artwmisia of pure fiction.


I had to force myself to get through qrtemisia book– never a good thing. The novel is much recommended for a plethora of readers including: Her extensive research and references are mentioned in the annexes — which could interest historians.

Jul 16, Arielle rated it it was ok Shelves: HF fans, history lovers, art enthusiasts, devotees of Baroque Italy and the Medicis, artists, and of course: The novel drags with the court case against Tassi, but it was interesting to learn how far our present legal and justice system is beyond that of 17th C Italy. 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.

Aleexandra an era when female painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence and to have her works commissioned by Popes and the nobility.

Leggiamo laapierre lettere che scriveva, chiedendo denaro, chiedendo commissioni. Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre. Artemisia sought revenge through her art, portraying women liberating their fellow citizens from tyrants.

A few of the reviews

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. An international best-seller, Artemisia is based on the passionate story of one of lapkerre Western world’s first significant female artists. Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the most fascinating artists in history.

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