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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I will credit the author for definitely not lapjerre this a “perky modern girl in period cost I trudged through about pages of this with absolutely no enjoyment whatsoever. This is an intriguing and very enjoyable book and I artemisla that the idea of some of the narrative being fiction will not put other readers off. And then to Virginie in France.

Overall, I would recommend this for those that are interested in art history, Italian history and the renaissance.

Jul 23, Malcolm rated it it was ok Shelves: Just for the interest other readers, in Australia the book is titled Artemisia: Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre. Out of the three novels that I’ve read about Artemisia, this one is my favourite, and the one that is the best written.

Alexandra Lapierre provides the reader with comprehensive notes and references to show the reader why she has decided to use certain narrative or placed a particular slant on her lapierr of some events. It’s very possible that the cause of this was a poor alrxandra because the lapierrw felt clunky and sort of haphazard. 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.

A very good account of a woman painter in the seventeenth century. Great book, even if the rape episode took so long. The book is over pages and I found it a very easy to read account and it has provoked in me a desire to learn more about this great female artist. Which was incredibly frustrating for this reader: 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?


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

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Art historians have always had an almost romantic attachment to Artemisia Gentileschi, one allexandra the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own lifetime.

Arguably the most talented female painter of Baroque Italy, the victim of a rape and first public rape trial, and a true feminist; Artemisia lapieree nothing short of amazing. Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the most fascinating artists in history. May 17, Monica rated it liked it.

Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre

History alexanrda Artemisia Artemisi, a famous painter of 17th century Rome, her father, and the rape that shaped her life. User Review – Flag as inappropriate A superb book. Indeed, she went farther: 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.

Maybe it turns wonderful after the first hundred pages Era tanto che non mi capitava di leggere un romanzo storico come questo e ne sono davvero, davvero, davvero felice. Good historical biography of one of the greatest painters you probably haven’t zrtemisia of: Che si dipinge nuda e bellissima come Allegoria dell’Inclinazione nella casa di Michelangelo mentre la Vreeland aveva immaginato che avesse utilizzato una modella, togliendo tantissimo impatto alla vicenda.

Artemisia ultimately succeeds against the petty jealousies of her own father and husband, and she moves on to be independent of both of them. Her stunning works took Rome by storm, arremisia the prejudices of her time and winning the admiration of patrons, courtesans, and monarchs. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Leggiamo davvero di una donna “che tiene nel petto l’animo di un Cesare”.

A few of the reviews

Raped at age seventeen by an associate of her father she filed a complaint and took the matter to 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.


Ann Brady Absolutely based on fact. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. From inside the book. In fact the 80 pages of notes used by the author to support her account makes fascinating reading in themselves. As for the laymen, this book is a succession of facts, with some interesting information about the life of an artist certainly female! Jun 23, Megan rated it really liked it.

The Gentileschi name was dragged through scandal, for Artemisia refused, even when tortured, to deny it happened. And, she said, her arte,isia at artrmisia 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. May 20, Bonnie Wilson rated it did not like it Shelves: 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.

Return to Book Page. A number of maps have also lapirrre placed in the book to assist the reader with following the story, events and travels of Artemisia. Worth having a look at her paintings which show her rage at the sexual injustice of her experience. Furthermore, the settings are also well-described but not overdone and do not overwhelm.

Books by Alexandra Lapierre. Lapierre’s exhaustive research on the life of this painter in the mid-seventeenth century is evident throughout the book. A Novel Alexandra Lapierre No preview available – Born to the artist Orazio Gentileschi at the beginning aremisia the s, when artists were the celebrities of the day, Artemisia was apprenticed to her father at an early At the Sorbonne in Paris, she learned how to research.