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THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA
One of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi has recently been rediscovered by art historians, and Susan Vreeland tells her 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.
In this week’s book review, West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel reviews the book, which is set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, and inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de' Medici II.