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The Passion of Artemisia, Susan Vreeland
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Author Name    Susan Vreeland

Title   The Passion of Artemisia

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Used - Good

Publisher    Penguin (Non-Classics) January 2003

ISBN Number    0142001821 / 9780142001820

Seller ID   512888

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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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