Artemisia, starring 17th-century Rome painter, on sale in Italian bookshops.A comic book chronicling the stellar career and tumultuous personal life of Italian early baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c.1656) has gone on sale in bookshops in Italy.
Titled Artemisia, the book was written by Nathalie Ferlut and illustrated by Tamia Baudoin, both from France, and is now available in Italian.The story is set in the winter of 1638, when Artemisia embarks on a journey from Rome to London to join her ailing father, the artist Orazio Gentileschi, who was working at the Stuart court.She is joined in the carriage by her 18-year-old daughter Prudenzia who persists in questioning her about her tragic past and fame in a male-dominated art world.
The book has been published in Italy by Fandango and retails at €17.
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