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Artemisia : the story of a battle for greatness

Author: Alexandra Lapierre
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Artemisia Gentileschi was the first recorded major female painter and this vivid recreation of her tempestuous life contains new revelations discovered in the depths of the Vatican archives.

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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Biography
Named Person: Artemisia Gentileschi; Agostino Tassi; Agostino Tassi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Lapierre
ISBN: 0701168951 9780701168957
OCLC Number: 43633438
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xvi, 496 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: London, 11 February 1639 --
Bk. 1. The Great Adventure. pt. 1. Susanna and the Elders: Rome in Caravaggio's Day, 1599-1611. pt. 2. Judith: Rome in Scipione Borghese's Day, 1611-1612 --
Bk. 2. Excess was their Measure. pt. 3. Holofernes: Florence in Galileo's Day, 1613-1620. pt. 4. The Allegory of Painting: London, Venice and Naples at the Time when Painters Were Spies, 1621-1638. pt. 5. The Triumph of Peace and the Arts: London at the Time When Paintings Were Being Burned, 1638-1641.
Responsibility: by Alexandra Lapierre.

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