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Hmmm – this I like! Galileo in conflict and yet completely sure! Save yourself the trouble and read the summary on amazon.
It was sad to read of the denials Artemisia suffered because within her very fiber lived an artist. I enjoyed this book more than I expected to–I picked it up at a used book sale simply because Vreeland’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue is one of my favorite books.
When I started reading this book I had high hopes, since it’s a book about a female painter in Rome. There was a calmness in Chevalier’s book while this book pulses with urgency. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mi ha messo tristezza. In every piazza a sculpture, in every niche the patron saint of some guild. Married off by her father to an artist from Florence, Artemisia struggled to make a good married life in her new town.
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
At least in the book she was. It IS about the soul of artist too. Reading about painted is often inspiring, and I’ve now been introduced to another talented artist.
I think forgiveness is over-rated. Open Preview See a Problem? Susan Vreeland is a very good writer of historical fiction, although I don’t always like her subject matter, I did in this one. That particular tale is seldom done as well as it was here.
However what I said IS what I felt at those particular points in the book. A new life was opening for me.
Nope I just do not like this. I hated how he only brought charges against the rapist because a Artemesia would be harder to marry off since she was “deflowered” I hate that term and b because he wanted a painting back that the rapist a co-painter with him had stolen. May 28, Dree rated it liked it Shelves: Devo ammettere che l’arte non era la mia materia preferita a scuola, e che la mia coscienza lla arriva nemmeno ad livello sufficiente da avermi fatto riconoscere il nome di Artemisia Gentileschi.
It was a lot of fun to look through her paintings online after I read the book and place where they were. View all 16 comments. Refresh and try again. The Passion of Artemisia. Passine ambientazioni sono quelle claustrofobiche dell’Italia del primo seicento, in cui per fare arte bisognava sottostare ai capricci dei ricchi committenti e nessuno era al sicuro dalla lunga mano dell’inquisizione; l’autrice riesce vrreeland ricostruire vividamente l’atmosfera del periodo, grazie anche all’introduzione di personaggi quali Galileo e Cosimo de Medici.
Insomma, una delusione totale. So che la mia opinion non sara’ condivisa dai piu’, ma io questo libro non lo consiglierei. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is love and there is acceptance even of traits wrtemisia are so very different between the mother and daughter. Sep 29, indiefishsteak rated it liked it Recommends it for: Her books have been translated into 26 languages.
The Passion of Artemisia 1 2 Aug 30, Elizabeth rated it did not like it May 28, Her female characters are always victimized and nothing good ever seems to happen. In italics, too my pet hate. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The title is perfect. It’s interesting how the rape trial was all but skipped, seeming to imply that we all know that story already, even though it shaped the co A fictionalized look at the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque painter in the 17th century.
Lists with This Book. Hasan rated it did not like it Feb 07, As bright as the Italian colors of this era. Perhaps simply because I lack the passion for making art myself — although I marvel at the beauty of works of art.
La passione di Artemisia
The colors of my new city. How curiousHow droll. It was post-renaissance in Italy and a dii woman was trying to make it as a painter. It’s interesting how the rape trial was all but skipped, seeming to imply that we all know that story already, even though it shaped the course of her life for the next several years.
The Passion of Artemisia
Qualche tempo dopo in giro per La Feltrinelli a fare regali di natale, lo vedo e me lo regalo. It is putting me to sleep. I looked them up on the internet now while reading That said, I feel privileged that apparently my Dutch edition is the only edition I can find on here that has the painting that the writer hints at on the last page on its cover. Salomy Almalki rated it did not like it Apr 23,