ALEXANDRA LAPIERRE ARTEMISIA PDF

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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Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre

I recommend this book if y I read this book as an audio book and it captured my interest from the first few moments. I found that this manner of story telling in this particular account did not detract artemiisa the book in any fashion.

E’, insomma, un libro che vale davvero la pena di essere letto. Paperbackpages. Historias de mujeres, historias del arte Patricia Mayayo No preview available – The century after the Alexanrra, the Philosopher and the Warrior. My library Help Advanced Book Atemisia. Overall, I would recommend this f I enjoyed this book very much, but found at times that it awkwardly shifted between the more scholarly tone arremisia a biography with the narrative of pure fiction. Jan 19, Gianna added it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Her works have been widely translated and she has received numerous awards, including the Honorary Award of the Association of American University Women. Indeed, she went farther: Everything has a set place and natural flow.

No eBook available Amazon. For the longer review, please go here: The novel feels very much alive and is a true page-turner during which the reader begs to know what happens even those familiar with the events.

Her works have been widely translated and she has received numerous awards, including the Honorary Award of the Association of American University Women. View all 3 comments. Detailed insight into the life and times of the first famous female artist during the Baroque period in Europe. Born to the artist Orazio Gentileschi at the beginning of the s, when artists were the celebrities of the day, Artemisia was apprenticed to her father at an early age, showing such remarkable talent that he viewed her as the most precious thing in his life.

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Good historical biography of one of the greatest painters you probably haven’t head of: This is one of my favorites, though it has been several years and my memory of the details is not as sharp as I would like. May 08, Laura rated it really liked it Recommends it for: To ask other readers questions about Artemisiaplease sign up. Mar 02, Michelle Arostegui rated it it was amazing Shelves: I did spend some minutes wondering exactly how to describe the writing – maybe a doctoral dissertation chopped up and interspersed with some very occasional dialogue and an omniscient author explaining the characters feelings?

Sep 30, Meaghan rated it liked it. It is a novel that comes with pages of notes and references and 16 pages of full colour plates featuring much of her most well known work along with sever Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the most intriguing women of the European Renaissance, possibly one of the most intriguing women ever, but this biographical novel is problematic.

Artemisia: The Story of a Battle for Greatness – Alexandra Lapierre – Google Books

Quickly, Artemisia masters and may have surpassed her father, much to his extreme jealously. Leggiamo davvero di una donna “che tiene nel petto l’animo di un Cesare”. Want to Read saving…. In fact the 80 pages of notes used by the author to support her account makes fascinating lxpierre in themselves.

The author has carried out extensive artemisix on her subject and has used the results of this research to help fill the gaps in the story of this famous artist. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Out of the three novels that I’ve read about Artemisia, this one is my favourite, and the one that is the best written.

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I had to stop because I kept wanting to see the paintings she was working on Trained as an artist by her famous father, Orazio Gentileschi, she was a woman with 21st century ideas lapierfe ideals forced to deal with being born in the 17th century. At Alexandra Lapierre has won international acclaim for her writing. Account Options Sign in. References to this book Constructing a World: This isn’t to say it is a bad book — just that Anna Banti’s biographical novel and Mary Garrard’s two serious art history studies are much better.

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I enjoyed this book very much, but found at times that it awkwardly shifted between the more scholarly tone of a biography with the narrative of pure fiction. Historias de mujeres, historias del arte Patricia Mayayo No preview available – It may not please those kapierre or experts in the field of art but to me, a novice, I found it a great approach to help the reader understand this great artist and the times she lived in.

Artemisia ultimately succeeds against the petty jealousies of her own father and husband, and she moves on to be independent of both of them. In my opinion of course – the review quotes – alexandrz like “masterpiece” are used – make it obvious I’m in the minority. Her extensive research and references are mentioned in the annexes — which could interest historians. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I had to force myself to get through this book– never a good thing.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The Story of a Battle for Greatness. Additionally, the writing was not good.

The story itself was well told and in particular I found the account of the rape case very interesting.

This is an intriguing and very enjoyable book and I hope that the idea of some of the narrative being fiction will not put other readers off. Looking at Artemisia’s paintings in the book and in some images online they are alexandrz rich, lush, and I think her women’s faces are quite remarkable.