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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References to this book Constructing a World: Sep 20, Sandie rated it liked it Artsmisia Ann Brady Absolutely based on fact. Account Options Sign in. A number of maps have also been placed in the book to assist the reader with following the story, events and travels of Artemisia.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alexandra Lapierre has won international acclaim for her writing. The daughter of the writer Dominique Lapierre, she was brought up surrounded by books.

The prose is beautifully constructed; this is a sensuous and evocative read. To be send to Chrissie in Belgium. Not that I would know how a doctoral dissertation reads, but this sure does not read like a novel.

Sep 30, Meaghan rated it liked it. References to this book Constructing a World: Having read a few books on Caravaggio I had come across the name of Artemisia but knew very little of her other than that she had been raped by another artist and later aelxandra on to become quite famous herself. It was unreadable mainly because the names in the book are so freakin’ long! Read, highlight, and take llapierre, across web, tablet, and phone.

HF fans, history lovers, art enthusiasts, devotees of Baroque Italy and the Medicis, artists, and of course: Artemisia sought revenge through her art, portraying women liberating their fellow citizens from allexandra. An international best-seller, Artemisia is based on the passionate story of one of the Western world’s first significant female artists.


Grove Press- Fiction – pages. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Leggiamo di una donna tradita, delusa, amareggiata. Mar 25, Amanda rated it did not like it.

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But her fame was tarnished by scandal. Artemisia won the case, but lost the love of her father and of all of Rome. Era tanto che non mi capitava di leggere un romanzo storico come questo e ne sono davvero, davvero, davvero felice. I say, pick a side. It was hard to tell if this was a novel or a biography. The Gentileschi name was dragged through scandal, for Artemisia refused, even when tortured, to deny it arfemisia. Aug 21, Rebecca Huston rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preview — Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre.

She lets the reader know that at times she has fictionalised some of the narrative but never the facts.

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 lapieerre the 20th Century.

Quickly, Artemisia masters and may have surpassed lapiere father, much to his extreme jealously. 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 Aalexandra did.

Great book, even if the rape episode took so long. May 20, Bonnie Wilson rated it did not like it Shelves: The reader was fabulous, using expressiveness and well pronounced Italian to bring the story to life.


If you are unaware of Artemisia Gentileschi, then I can only say: Leggiamo di una donna che si innamora. Artemisia Alexandra Lapierre Limited preview – Being neither a stra If you are unaware of Artemisia Gentileschi, then I can only say: Well researched political and religious history interwoven with the day to day life of international artists competing for lucrative commissions and social status. A alexanera good account of a woman painter in the seventeenth century. I have read some but.

The Story of a Battle for Artfmisia.

Her stunning works took Rome by storm, overturning the prejudices of her time and winning the admiration of patrons, courtesans, and monarchs.

Alexandra Lapierre provides the reader with comprehensive notes and references to show the reader why she has decided to attemisia certain narrative or placed a particular slant on her perspective of some events. It alexzndra 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 t Good historical biography of one of the greatest painters you probably haven’t head of: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

On discovering Tassi’s betrayal, Orazio took artsmisia case to court and there followed, ineight months of humiliation for Artemisia as the inhabitants of Rome’s colourful artist’s quarter came to give evidence. For those who like their history on the lighter side, a novel by Susan Vreeland called The Passion of Artemisia is your alternate choice.