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by Liz Heron,Alexandra Lapierre

ePub Artemisia: A Novel download
Author:
Liz Heron,Alexandra Lapierre
ISBN13:
978-0802138576
ISBN:
0802138578
Language:
Publisher:
Grove Press; Reprint edition (November 2001)
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Subcategory:
Genre Fiction
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1252 kb
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1659 kb
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Rating:
4.1
Votes:
552

I've never had to bail on a book for the club discussion, but I just couldn't get into it. There's a lot of complex back story at the beginning and it's all very confusing.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). I've never had to bail on a book for the club discussion, but I just couldn't get into it. In fact, the content is so complex that it doesn't read like a novel at all. Too Much Information! Novel or Dissertation? Dissertation! I had to keep re-reading pages " I just wanted to cut it to the chase and have something- anything!- HAPPEN.

Published by Grove Press (2001). ISBN 10: 0802138578 ISBN 13: 9780802138576.

The novel is written in the 3rd person omniscient point of view which can be disorienting to some readers since the narrator is telling the story. Being in the thoughts of two different characters in the same paragraph can be a bit jarring for those who are unfamiliar with this writing style.

Artemisia (Paperback). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. A major exhibition of the artist's paintings opens in February 2002 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Translated by Liz Heron. Whatever its genre, ''Artemisia'' employs admirable artistry in depicting the turbulent life and times of two great painters. Return to the Books Home Page.

Born in the early 1600s when artists were the celebrities of the day, Artemisia was apprenticed to her father, the artist Orazio Gentileschi, at an early age.

Working as a professional painter in the early 1600s, Artmesia must prove she can survive, indeed thrive, on the intrigue, violence, jealousy, tensions and professional rivalry which abound this male dominated world. Very compelling reading. Find similar books Profile.

An international best-seller, Alexandra Lapierre's Artemisia sweeps us through the streets once frequented by Caravaggio, Velasquez, and Van Dyck and into the studios of artists who used their daggers as efficiently as their brushes. Born in the early 1600s when artists were the celebrities of the day, Artemisia was apprenticed to her father, the artist Orazio Gentileschi, at an early age. Raped by his partner Agostino Tassi at seventeen, the Gentileschi name was dragged through scandal for Artemisia refused, even when tortured, to deny that she had been raped. Indeed, she went farther: she dared to plead her case in court. Artemisia is the story of a powerful love/hate relationship between master and pupil, father and daughter, and a talent that overturned the prejudices of the day, winning commissions from wealthy patrons, nobles, and kings. Lapierre brings Artemisia Gentileschi to vivid life as she tells of the emotional struggles of the most fascinating and controversial artist of her time.
  • I really WANTED to like/love this book! It was our Book Club selection. I've never had to bail on a book for the club discussion, but I just couldn't get into it. There's a lot of complex back story at the beginning and it's all very confusing. In fact, the content is so complex that it doesn't read like a novel at all. Too Much Information! Novel or Dissertation? Dissertation!
    I had to keep re-reading pages. Finally at about page 50, I said "Life's too short to waste on a book that isn't grabbing me and pulling me in..."
    I just wanted to cut it to the chase and have something- anything!- HAPPEN. If about half the book had been cut out, I'll bet that we could still have gotten the gist of an enjoyable read about a fascinating artist. Unfortunately, Like This Review, the book just goes on and on and on. Painfully so.

  • Lapierre's novel is a remarkable narrative of the growth of the artist struggling to succeed against a father's envy, a rapist's lies, and a husband's self centered mediocrity. Artemisia's triumph is all the more startling because of the forces and circumstances with which she had to contend. The texture of Lapierre's plot is enriched by details of the artist's craft, the world of the business of art, and the processes of law as well as the variegated details of the historical dimensions of the seventeenth century. Liz Heron's translation is fluent and a pleasure to read.

    I recommend this novel to anyone interested in art, art history, and the triumph of the indomitable spirit.

  • Fascinating story woven with historical quotes from actual documents. Well written with a fast paced structure excellent read for lovers of art and history.

  • Not my cup of tea & did not read it all only 1/2 or more gave it away.

  • Love this book. Gave my copy away a long time ago so needed another copy! Took its time getting to me, but am glad to have it back in my artist library!

  • EYE OPENING. INTERESTING HISTORY. VERY WELL RESERCHED. I GOT TO KNOW THAT ERA AND THAT AREA.
    AMAZING ARTIST.

  • Not an easy read. Apparently it was written as a dissertation. I'm still trying to get through this book.

  • I first learned about Artemisia when I visited Milan in the fall of 2011 and saw an exhibition of her work. I have not met a woman who knew about her, not even among the most feminist of my female friends and acquaintances. Could it be because she was a highly sexual woman who was completely unapologetic about her rather extraordinary love life?