I Know What I Am: Part 1: The True Story of Artemisia Gentileschi (Volume 1)

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9780991235414: I Know What I Am: Part 1: The True Story of Artemisia Gentileschi (Volume 1)
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Against the backdrop of a repressive and violent seventeenth century Rome, I Know What I Am tells the story of female painter Artemisia Gentileschi. In a world where the Catholic church controls everything, this extraordinary woman challenges the society she was born into and becomes a groundbreaking artist. I Know What I Am portrays a time period full of philosophers, criminals, plagues, inquisitions, lecherous church officials, and high-profile artist celebrities. This gripping graphic novel serves as both an art history lesson and a coming-of-age father daughter story, as well as a new look at the history of sexual violence. Using solely ballpoint pens, Seattle artist Gina Siciliano createst a striking and unique work that interprets Renaissance and Baroque style through an entirely new lens. Bridging the modern "low" art form of comics with the traditionally "high" art form of painting, Siciliano comments on our forgotten past, the ways we define progress, and the history of women in art as a whole.

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