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Description - Passion of Artemesia (Om) by Susan Vreeland

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780142001820
ISBN-10: 0142001821
Format: Paperback
(189mm x 113mm x mm)
Pages: 1
Imprint: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Susan Vreeland

Susan Vreeland is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including Clara and Mr. Tiffany and Girl in Hyacinth Blue. She lives in San Diego.

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