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review Û Artemisia 100 ☆ First published in 1953 Artemisia immediately established itself as a classic At the centre of the book is Artemisia Gentileschi a painter influenced by Michelangelo and Caravaggio A rising star in 17th century Naples Artemisia realises that success has been bought at too high a price she has failed as a woman a wife and a mother ThE in German occupied Italy Anna Bantis Artemisia is an important reflection on art femininity and the creative experience Translated by Shirley DArdia Caracciolo and now with an Introduction by acclaimed feminist critic Susan Sontag. Interesting read but you need to peel it and peel it before you get the logistics of narrator and occurrence Difficult read and mighty personality which captures the crux of her dilemma and the time she lived in Far beyond the degree to accuracy of most historical fiction I can only imagine the courage it took to voice her attack and also to walk a path to her vocation as an artist

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Ises that success has been bought at too high a price she has failed as a woman a wife and a mother The closer the author Anna Banti gets to her subject the she is forced to reflect on the condition of women today and on her own lif. The novel opens with Artemisa addressing her creatorbiographer Non piangere It's absolutely one of my favorite openings conveying so much in a few words the relationship between the renaissance artist and the twentieth century author the particular challenges for the two female creators their shared experience of disaster That relationship is the one of the most intriguing and pleasurable aspects of the book The other is Banti's gorgeous challenging evocative prose Her effort to evoke what Gentileschi might have been thinking or feeling is often powerful however her insistence on her anguished relationship to her largely absent father and to her husband to whom she was so briefly married was baffling at times I would have loved to hear about the paintings especially since Banti was also an accomplished art historian

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ArtemisiaFirst published in 1953 Artemisia immediately established itself as a classic At the centre of the book is Artemisia Gentileschi a painter influenced by Michelangelo and Caravaggio A rising star in 17th century Naples Artemisia real. 455 All the forms of an extreme rebellion against a fact of nature seemed preferable to a pain that had not yet been given shape by the words of others words so simple and commonplace horribly new and unacceptable I think we can all agree that in reference to the most aged of defined terms of rhetoric pathos is both the most volatile and the most disparaged In contrast to the ethos and the logos reputation in fact and word in form there are neither dictionaries to consult nor citations to cross reference nothing standardized that commits one choice to that is so this other one to that is like Sociology and anthropology and whatever other fields involving one set of humans thinking themselves satisfactorily euipped to study another do not count for a lexicon of cultural terminology or a guide book for tourism do not a level field of power playing make Anna Banti née Lucia Lopresti did not retrieve Artemisia from the bowels of her obliterated manuscript of mind and soul for the sake of a paper in a journal or a slide under a microscope When it comes to the euilibrium of pathos there is nothing safe about attempting to circumscribe an other however much the Powers That Be have forgotten Faust Compared to the scale of the universe times of terrible devastation are not even a shiver even though the universe of human memory might say otherwise And man had trusted to paper wood and stone materials much solid than the human body so that human civilization might continue But now books sculptures paintings are violently scattered and turned to ashes while the genius who created them is reduced to a faceless entity driven from the stone where he stood with joined feet trembling on the edge of the precipice So that I alive am almost unable to say where at this exact moment is the portrait of the young woman and the words Artemisia Gentileschi This edition's a lurid sort that was likely joined together by those who didn't know exactly where to put it On the one hand the prose is smooth but rather standard the events with a certain touch of future flow normally enough and all in all the train of historical fiction is good but not brilliant On the other this is a work that was translated into English and introduced by Susan Sontag for merits of chronological reclamation and metafictional endeavor reborn from the collapse of WWII as one soul cried out to another who could not help but set down in ink and prose transcribed from the breed of communion that would make both the History Major and the English Major faint As one who is easily reeled in by the style of Modern Library and Penguin Modern and New York Book Review Classics I can assure you that I and many others would have passed it by if the cover offered itself alone Judge judge not and mayhap the Sontag would have drawn a few eyes and whet a few appetites but the fact remains that this is a perfect example of what the 500 GBBW prescriptive provides If an image is worth a thousand words what is the love of a reader and writer Look at these two women she should of said two of the best the strongest two who most resemble exemplary men See how they have been driven to being false and disloyal to one another in the world that you have created for your own use and pleasure We are so few and so besieged that we can no longer recognize or understand or even respect each other as you men do You set us loose for fun in an arsenal of poisonous weapons And so we suffer Reputation versus skill The weight of shame facing off against the will of talent Torture in the courtroom blood in the chiaroscuro a war of worlds in the middle of WW II with the possessed demanding such and the possessor with the usual titles the only woman the only case the only status granted in spite of what usually begets only suffering between a human's legs The writer's resonance may have the advantage of three less centuries but soon enough the self titled first world will be reenacting yet another self enad war all of the technological advantage and none of the ethically incline During those four official and many not so lauded years a few may pick up this work out of keyword recognition a reremembered initiative a lone piece that had not yet been met with a matching gaze To write well about the past is to write something like fantastic fiction It is the strangeness of the past rendered with piercing concreteness that gives the effect of realism Susan Sontag Artemisia Artemisia Hunted or hunter What terrible masters words turn out to be