May Book Group: The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

Event Details

Meet with us on Tuesday May 31st, 2022 to discuss:

The passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

A true-to-life novel of one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era against great struggle. Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably “modern” life. Vreeland tells Artemisia’s 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. Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de’ Medici II, and filled with rich details about life as a seventeenth-century painter, Vreeland creates an inspiring story about one woman’s lifelong struggle to reconcile career and family, passion and genius.

Attendees may also be interested in joining us on the exhibit field trip on May 7th, or the By Her Hand Lecture on May 11th at the library.

How to Get Your Copy Now:

Borrow a print copy or audio CD from the library, check out a digital copy through your HTPL Libby account,or request an interlibrary loan copy (from another MI library) through MEL

More details on the Book Group Website.


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