Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance




      Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance
The remarkable story of the Renaissance s most successful female artist, a talented woman who defied the conventions of her times Best Read Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance author Donna DiGiuseppe For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Inspired by her Italian grandparents immigration story, Donna DiGiuseppe studied Humanities and Italian history at UC Berkeley and in Venice, Italy Tracing her roots to a hilltop village in Abruzzo, Donna toured Italy from Milan to Palermo to rediscover a piece of Italian history Donna fell in love with Sofonisba Anguissola when she held Sofonisba s 1559 Holy Family Donna has been inside Sofonisba s childhood home and has laid flowers at her gravesite Her debut novel LADY IN ERMINE THE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO PAINTED THE RENAISSANCE reconstructs Sofonisba s fascinating life from Donna s extensive travels What Dianne Hales, author of MONA LISA A LIFE DISCOVERED, calls, A vivid portrait of a talented woman who defied the conventions of her times, LADY IN ERMINE is a story of historic achievement born of one woman s perseverance and determination to fulfill her passion A gallery of Sofonisba s work is available at donna s website sofonisba.net

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      Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance
 Author Donna DiGiuseppe For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 390 pages
  • Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance
  • Donna DiGiuseppe
  • English
  • 19 October 2018
  • 0866988211

10 thoughts on “ Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance

  1. Paula Butterfield says:

    If you were a girl of artistic inclinations, born in Renaissance Italy to a progressive Humanist father who believed that you were possessed of a mind as well as a soul and therefore worthy of a tutor to teach you how to paint, you would have been lucky.But you still would have had societal obstacles to overcome The first was modesty A woman could not properly sign her own paintings, let alone accept payment for them And she should not expect for her work to be viewed in any public setting C If you were a girl of artistic inclinations, born in Renaissance Italy to a progressive Humanist father who believed that you were possessed of a mind as well as a soul and therefore worthy of a tutor to teach you how to paint, you would have been lucky.But you still would have had societal obstacles to overcome The first was modesty A woman could not properly sign her own paintings, let alone accept payment for them And she should not expect for her work to be viewed in any public setting Clerics believed that a lady should keep her hands pure for prayer This was the world into which Sofonisba Anguissola is born in 1535, in Cremona, Yet her talent was such that her work was compared to Leonardo da Vinci s, and Michelangelo corresponded with her and even replicated one of her drawings in a work of his own , so how was she to ignore her gift Sof...

  2. eric matcovich says:

    This book was a wonderful surprise A very compelling read The book quickly drew me in and kept me engrossed throughout Before reading Lady in Ermine, I knew nothing about this important artist, Sofonisba Anguissola, who led a fascinating 90 year life Now, I m very happy to have...

  3. Caitlin Tollefson says:

    I learned so much reading this extensively researched book about the Renaissance and portraiture and the remarkable Sofonisba Anguissola Sofi defied convention to become a successful artist at a time when women had limited options DiGiuseppe s affecti...

  4. Mary Witztum says:

    Historical fiction which helped me better know this amazing woman and artist, Sofonisba Anguissola She prevailed as a female artist in the Renaissance.

  5. Michaela Carter says:

    Lady in Ermine is a wonderfully compelling read about an amazing woman in history Sofonisba lived a fascinating life being the most successful female Renaissance painter recognized and praised by Michelangelo and other powerful men of the time But as a woman, she had an uphill battle The timing of this novel couldn t befittingwomen have been forgotten or shoved to the side for thousands of years and it is finally their turn to shine in the spotlight I recommend Lady in Ermine to Lady in Ermine is a wonderfully compelling read about an amazing woman in history Sofonisba lived a fascinating life being the most succ...

  6. Silvia says:

    I stayed up a good chunk of the night finishing this historical fiction novel great page turner and very interesting from a historical perspective as well The author chose a fascinating topic the painter Sofinisba Anguissola was awesome I m inspired to go see some...

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