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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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May 17, Monica rated it liked it. Account Options Sign in. For the longer review, please go here: I had to force myself to get through this book– never a good thing.

No eBook available Amazon. Alexandra Lapierre lives in Paris.

Account Options Sign in. Lapierre brings Artemisia Gentileschi to vivid life as she tells of the emotional struggles of aryemisia most fascinating and controversial artist of her time.

Sep 20, Sandie rated it liked it Shelves: In fact the 80 pages of notes used by the author lapieere support her account makes fascinating reading in themselves. Artemisia won the case, but lost the love of her father and of all of Rome.


As for the laymen, this book is a succession of facts, with some interesting information about the life of an artist certainly female!

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This book by Alexandra Lapierre on the life of the female artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, is a fascinating study of the world of art and Europe during the seventeenth Century. Published September 21st by Grove Press first published My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Meanwhile, he is obsessed with her keeping her honor for the sake of the family, yet he trusts his colleague Tassi and gives him the access to his house that leads to Artemisia’s deflowering. Mar 02, Michelle Arostegui rated it it was amazing Shelves: References to this book Constructing a World: Additionally, the writing was not good.

Artemisia Alexandra Lapierre Limited preview – Her stunning works took Rome by storm, overturning the prejudices of her time and winning the admiration of patrons, courtesans, and monarchs. I trudged through about pages of this with absolutely no enjoyment whatsoever.

Out of the three novels that I’ve read about Artemisia, this one is my favourite, and the one that is the best written.

Everything has a set place and natural flow. Well researched political and religious history interwoven with the day to day life of international artists competing for lucrative commissions and social status.


A few of the reviews

Alexandra Lapierre has won international acclaim for her writing. Not that I would know how a doctoral dissertation reads, but this sure does not read like a alexanndra. O anche solo alexanera per l’imponente opera di ricerca e la ricca bibliografia che contiene. 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 I did.

Leggiamo di una donna tradita, delusa, amareggiata.

Her works have been widely translated and she has received numerous awards, including the Honorary Award of the Association of American University Women. I love the stories behind the art I have enjoyed all lapieree years past Era tanto che non mi capitava di leggere un romanzo storico come questo e ne sono davvero, davvero, davvero felice.

The Story of a Battle for Greatness. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The novel is much recommended for a plethora of readers including: A very good account of a woman painter in the seventeenth century.