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The Passion of Artemisia

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Susan Vreeland

Like her bestselling debut,Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland's second novel,The Passion of Artemisia, traces a particular painting through time: in this case, the post-Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi's violent masterpiece, "Judith." … see full wiki

Author: Susan Vreeland
Publisher: Viking Adult
2 reviews about The Passion of Artemisia
review by . September 03, 2004
I admit to knowing nothing about the subject of this novel, Artemisia, the first woman painter admitted to the Academia dell'arte in Florence, other than the information gleaned from this book and the movie which deals with her earlier life. That being said, I admit to having no idea as to whether or not Vreeland successfully portrays the artist and the woman validly. I will say that the Artemeia who speaks in first person in this novel certainly knew what she wanted most in the world and took great …
review by . November 24, 2002
There are two recent novels about the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, the daughter of a prominent artist, who became an artist in her own right. I chose to read The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland, the author of The Girl in Hyacinth Blue, also set in the rarified world of artists. Early in the 17th Century, men dominated the art world, painting in the Baroque style, with emphasis on light and shadow. Artemisia is notable for her memorable and complicated paintings, but even more infamous for …
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