The Passion of Artemisia

The Passion of Artemisia

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From extraordinary highs - patronage by the Medicis, friendship with Galileo and, most importantly of all, beautiful and outstandingly original paintings - to rape by her father's colleague, torture by the Inquisition, life-long struggles for acceptance by the artistic Establishment, and betrayal by the men she loved, Artemisia was a bold and brilliant woman who lived as she wanted, and paid a high price. Now Susan Vreeland, author of the acclaimed GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE, brings her story to passionate and vivid life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 074726533X
  • 9780747265337
  • 882,306

About Susan Vreeland

Susan Vreeland 's bestselling collection of linked stories, GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE, was sold in thirteen countries and shortlisted for a number of major prizes. THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA is her first novel.show more

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Praise for GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE:'This is not just another book with a Vermeer on the dust jacket...It is an illuminating meditation on the nature of art....This beautifully imagined and written book...is a work of art itself' Sunday Telegraph'...celebrate the skill with which Susan Vreeland evokes the diverse owners of the picture across the ages' Independent'A moving paean to the transforming power of art' Good Book Guide 'Susan Vreeland's...imaginative, deeply moving triumph' Ms London'A remarkable debut' Buzz'Vreeland's moving tales are interwoven to make a memorable novel' Oxford Times'Charming...as intricate and delicate as the brushwork on a Johannes still life' Literary Review'Intelligent, searching and unusual... filled with luminous moments' New York Times Book Review'Subtle and atmospheric...an impressive debut' Publishers Weekly'Wonderful...extraordinarily skilled...deft, perceptive...deeply moving' Kirkus Reviews'A work of art' New York Post'Wonderful' Salon.com 'An extraordinary tale of a woman's struggle for professional acceptance...vivid and inspiring...a must for any potential artist or biographical enthusiast' Buzz magazine 'Beautifully imagined...well crafted...[an] entertaining and moving novel' Historical Novels Review 'Highly enjoyable' Sunday Telegraph 'Vreeland is expert at seeing the world through the eyes of an artist' Guardian 'Boldly imagined' Observer 'An enjoyably languorous read...Viva Artemisia!' The Big Issue in the North A work of art Wonderful...extraordinarily skilled...deft, perceptive...deeply moving 'A highly entertaining and thought-provoking read...a treat' Sunday Herald Praise for GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE:'Not just another book with a Vermeer on the dust jacket....This beautifully imagined and written book...is a work of art itself' 'Fascinating...Vreeland edits the facts with such skill that the result is an ingenious fragment of imagined autobiography...that has a resonance with Artemisia's time and yet is wholly contemporary' The Timesshow more

Review Text

'Fascinating...Vreeland edits the facts with such skill that the result is an ingenious fragment of imagined autobiography...that has a resonance with Artemisia's time and yet is wholly contemporary' The Timesshow more

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14,949 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 29% (4,267)
4 39% (5,773)
3 25% (3,798)
2 6% (828)
1 2% (283)
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