Blood Water Paint

Blood Water Paint

eBook - 2018
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Rome, 1605: After her mother's death, Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint. She chose paint. Artemisia became one of Rome's most talented painters-- and her father took all the credit. Five years later, in the aftermath of a rape, Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost. Through the ensuing trial and torture, she is buoyed by her mother's stories of strong women of the Bible.
In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother's stories of strong women of the Bible.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9780735232129
Characteristics: 1 online resource (289 pages)

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OPLJessG Dec 28, 2017

A tremendous story written in verse and based on truth, the reader will recognize their own voice alongside the other women reclaiming their power from the men who took what they wanted. This is the #MeToo movement reaching into the past to show us that nothing has truly changed. Evocative, heartbreaking, and empowering - BLOOD WATER PAINT fiercely stands beside other knockouts like SPEAK, ASKING FOR IT, and ALL THE RAGE.


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