Passion of Artemisia

ISBN-10: 0142001821

ISBN-13: 9780142001820

Edition: 2002

Authors: Susan Vreeland
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Description: 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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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Susan Vreeland's short fiction has appeared in journal such as The Missouri Review, Confrontation, New England Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. Her first novel, What Love Sees, was made into a CBS Sunday Night Movie. She teaches English LIterature and Art in San Diego public schools.

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