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Blood Water Paint

A debut novel based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi.Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly 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.By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost.He will not consumemy every thought.I am a painter.I will paint.I will show youwhat a woman can do....

Title : Blood Water Paint
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ISBN : 9780735232112
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 298 pages
Status : Available For Download
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Blood Water Paint Reviews

  • Laura

    I wish men

    would decide

    if women are heavenly

    angels on high,

    or earthbound sculptures

    for their gardens

    But either way we’re beauty

    for consumption.


    This was really quite powerful and beautiful and devastating all at the same time. It is based on the true story of Artemisia Gentileschi, an iconic painter from the seventeenth century. Blood Water Paint is written in verse for the majority of the novel with the exception of the stories of Judith and Susanna which are told in prose by Artemisia's mothe ...more

  • ellie

    this book is about art is art itself.

    how do i describe how much this means to me? what about this -

    i learn about artemisia gentileschi in class last year; i am in awe.

    i learn about artemisia gentileschi at 3am today; i am still in awe.

    i felt the outrage, the shame, the love, the hatred that she must've felt, that i still feel, over 400 years later. i am stumbling over my rage today as she did back then. i find comfort from her that i can't explain. just as much as she uses the stories of fierce
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  • Syd (deertales)

    this was everything i wanted it to be.

    the writing was gorgeous, i loved how the story fluctuated from a narration feel to a storytelling feel. i felt simultaneously empowered and horrified to be a woman, and closed the book feeling overwhelmed (but i couldn't decide if i was overwhelmed in a good way or a bad way).

    this is heavy though, so just know that going in. but it is a short read, and well worth it if you can handle all the triggers.

  • Karima chermiti

    Everything begins from here:

    the viewing point,

    the place where you stand,

    your eye level.

    That single point on the horizon

    where all other lines

    converge.


    Sometimes it does not matter whether you loved a book or not, what matters more is what the book is trying to say or the themes the story is portraying. To say that I loved this book would be a lie because I liked it but did not love it. so the logic would say that I should give this book three stars but that would’ve been a huge mistake from my ...more

  • Tatiana

    I am all for feminism, but this novel is so blunt in its I-am-woman-oppressed-by-the-men-who-are-all-EVIL message, it hurts. I believe the feminist agenda can be brought across more effectively by tools other than woe-is-me-because-I-am-a-woman sentiment in every sentence.

    Also, entirely anachronistic in its narrative voice. The language Artemisia uses is very contemporary and distracts even further from the historical context.

    By all accounts Artemisia Gentileschi was a remarkable woman, I am e
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  • Rachel

    I really wanted to love this book. I studied art history extensively in college, I love Artemisia Gentileschi, and the promise of a story from her perspective was so tantalizing that I ended up ignoring my suspicions that this book was going to be too young and too heavy-handed for me. I really should have listened to my gut on this one.

    Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter, whose works are often overshadowed by the fact that she was raped by her mentor, Agostino Tassi. She and he
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  • Katherine

    ”The world will tell you not to be outraged, love. They will tell you to sit quietly, be kind. Be a lady.

    And when they do? Be Judith instead.”


    3.75 out of 5 stars

    This probably wasn’t the author intention in the slightest but this novel is timely as hell, and not in a good way. It shows the brutality that women had to go through back then at the hands of men, as we still do now. It shows a culture of sexism, misogyny, rape culture, and sheer disregard for women as basic human beings that men of
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  • Mackenzi

    I LOVE this book.

    Official blurb/review to come.