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I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi

Gina Siciliano
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The life story of a pioneering female painter.

In seventeenth-century Rome, where women are expected to be chaste and yet are viewed as sexual prey by powerful men, the extraordinary painter Artemisia Gentileschi fends off constant sexual advances as she works to become one of the greatest painters of her generation. Frustrated by the hypocritical social mores of her day, Gentileschi releases her anguish through her paintings and, against all odds, becomes a groundbreaking artist.

Meticulously rendered in ballpoint pen, this gripping graphic biography serves as both an art history lesson and a coming-of-age story between father and daughter. Shockingly resonant in this current era of the #MeToo movement, I Know What I Am sheds a light on the history of routine sexual violence against woman and highlights a fierce artist who stood up to a shameful social status quo.

Pages:
232
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
7.75" x 11.5"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-211-3
Year:
2019

PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Air Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

The life story of a pioneering female painter.

In seventeenth-century Rome, where women are expected to be chaste and yet are viewed as sexual prey by powerful men, the extraordinary painter Artemisia Gentileschi fends off constant sexual advances as she works to become one of the greatest painters of her generation. Frustrated by the hypocritical social mores of her day, Gentileschi releases her anguish through her paintings and, against all odds, becomes a groundbreaking artist.

Meticulously rendered in ballpoint pen, this gripping graphic biography serves as both an art history lesson and a coming-of-age story between father and daughter. Shockingly resonant in this current era of the #MeToo movement, I Know What I Am sheds a light on the history of routine sexual violence against woman and highlights a fierce artist who stood up to a shameful social status quo.

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