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A fascinating story of a woman artist's struggle to succeed against the odds in medieval Italy, both in her work and her personal life.
Though the ending fell a bit flat for me, I found a rather fanciful and compelling story between the less compelling brackets of beginning and end.
She does a wonderful job of painting a world of words for the reader ~~ and gives the reader a new appreciation of life and art and love.
A compelling look at women's artistic place is early Renaissance times. Also an interesting mental travel through Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples.Published 10 days ago by Ruth Johnson
Having studied Italian Art History I was moved by this story of Artemisia Gentileschi who was the first female artist to be recognized by the Florentine Guild of Artists. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barbara R D'Atri
The book was engaging, interesting, and believable! The author clearly exposed Artemisia as sensitive, committed, vulnerable and gifted in her painting prowess! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Sue Harris
This book really brings the times and art of Artemisia Gentellachi and her father to life. As a lover of her painting I couldn't put it down!Published 2 months ago by Margaret French
Made me want to head to Florence, Rome,Genoa, Naples to see her works. A great review of her life. thanksPublished 3 months ago by Jana M
I enjoyed the setting and the era in which the story developed . Artemisia was a survivor and had a good heart. Her painting was her passion and her therapy.Published 4 months ago by Ross Family
I first had this in audio book and then bought the actual book to give my sister. Susan Vreeland writes historical fiction about various famous artists and does it amazingly well.Published 4 months ago by V. Karl
I enjoy Susan Vreeland's writing and was fascinated by the story of this strong woman who lived so long ago in Italy.Published 5 months ago by An Avid Reader
This book quickly captivates and absorbed your mind + spirit. You feel a part of this world and you don't want it to end. A very enlightening and enjoyable read.Published 6 months ago by Ben Kaufman