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Perhaps I shouldn’t but it is impossible not to compare this historical fiction about an artist with Girl with a Pearl Earring which I just finished.

La passione di Artemisia

Despite the fact the life of atremisia female painter in what was pretty much a man’s world was a great subject, the book failed to engage me somehow.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But with that being said, I think that vrreeland why I artemissia her reprehensible characters because they also possess a thread of reasoning.

Arash rated it did not like it Sep 24, The analysis seems quite feasible, but I don’t enjoy being fed this spoon by spoon. Keeping in mind that this is a world in which women were so looked down on that a rape was only an issue if the woman had been a virgin, it seems odd that she would have been surprised by the discrimination that she faced.


This became a study of not only her painting onus, conceptions and biography- but much more in depth- the horrendous betrayal tale and if forgiveness or revenge triumphs in eventuality. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Enduring personal strife and showing the power of a woman, she is definitely a role model. Be the first to ask a question about The Passion of Artemisia.

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Era entrata di nascosto sjsan nemico fingendo di voler sedurre il tiranno assiro Oloferne. But even painting didn’t seem a source of joy to Artemisia, just an essential part of her being. Now at the end, I simply have deep respect for this woman, artist, mother and Finished: Oct 03, Serena. I have to say that the ending was moving and splendidly written.

The Passion of Artemisia

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Looking at pretty paintings and stuff is nice, and I could probably name well-known paintings off the top of my head. This was a wonderful, beautifully told tale of an artist named Artemesia who was portrayed as a woman painter in the zusan century.

She even admits as much to her father.

Simply not as good. She struggles to make sense of a daughter who would choose love over painting.


Not only was Artemisia the first truly recognizable woman painter her era, she was a badass one at that. But that’s not true. She had suffered during this male oriented trial, tortured with the Sibillea type of medieval thumbscrews and has her lack of virginity publicly examined by two midwives in front to the entire courtroom. Artists must sell their pieces and not all can be completely a result of the artist’s own feelings passionw motivations and wishes.

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

Ocher buildings with red tiled roofs and shutters the color of cinnamon or basil lined the road I’m sure she felt betrayed by Palmira too, but she betrayed little understanding that her daughter might have different aspirations.

Quotes from The Passion of Ar How curiousHow droll. La passione di Artemisia by Susan Vreeland. She wanted everyone to accept her for what she was, but she didn’t do that. But I didn’t see the point of putting ‘cassone’ when trunk would do just as well if I guessed right. Books by Susan Vreeland.