The Passion of Artemisia by
Publication Date: 2002-01-14
This is a fascinating historical novel about Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656), one of the world’s first famous female artists. The story concerns her struggles to establish herself in a man’s world, and her difficult relationships with her husband, her daughter, and her father. Narrated in the first person, the book reads quickly and is an excellent illustration of an artist struggling with the demands of her society, her family, and her artistic vision.