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Artemisia: The Story of a Battle for Greatness By Alexandra Lapierre

Artemisia: The Story of a Battle for Greatness
by Alexandra Lapierre

Apprenticed to her father, the 17th century painter Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia rapidly becomes more famous than he was, for her rich, dramatic canvases. But, at the age of 17, she was violently raped by Agostino, an artist friend of her father. Orazio took the case to court and there followed, the first rape trial ever to be fully documented.

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Artemisia: The Story of a Battle for Greatness Summary


Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the most fascinating artists in history. Apprenticed at an early age to her father, the 17th century painter Orazio Gentileschi, she rapidly becomes more famous than he was, for her rich, dramatic canvases. But her fame was tarnished by scandal. At the age of seventeen, she was violently raped by Agostino Tassi, an artist friend of her father. On discovering his betrayal, Orazio took the case to court and there followed, in 1612, eight months of humiliation for Artemisia as the trial continued. It is the first rape trial ever to be fully documented.

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GOR001432901
Artemisia: The Story of a Battle for Greatness
Alexandra Lapierre
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2001-04-05
512
0099289393
9780099289395
N/A
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