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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....

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ISBN : 9780735232112
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 298 pages
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Blood Water Paint Reviews

  • 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

  • Erin Bowman

    “I will show you what a woman can do.”

    As Gae Polisner said in a blurb about the book, BLOOD, WATER, PAINT is “a grave reminder of how little has changed and a hopeful testament to how much more we might achieve.” Women often have so much to lose from speaking their truth—in the 1600s and even still today. This was incredible and everyone should read it.

  • 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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  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    This is a hard book to decently review. It's a verse novel, first of all. I think it's nigh-impossible to review a verse novel well. And this is not just a verse novel; it is a book that gets its chief power out of emotionality and importance.

    If you've read the blurb, you know this follows the story of 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Or at least, the beginning of her story. When she was seventeen, Artemisia had taken on most of the duties at her father's studio and was preparing to m
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  • Serena | TheBookUnicorns

    This book was SO AMAZING. 5/5 stars for sure.

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    Blood Water Paint follows the story of Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17 year old painter living in Rome in 1610. Her mother died when she was 12, and since then she has been painting for her father. Yet the world was not a friendly place for women in this time, and in the aftermath of a violent rape Artemisia has to chose whether to remain silent or speak out.

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    I’ve rarely found a book as well done as this one. Every aspect of it came together
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  • Jordan Davidson

    I buddy-read this with a close friend and fellow Goodreads user. Both of us were excited to pick this up; both of us were less excited when we finally did begin reading it and realized it was mostly in (poorly-written, by the way) verse; and both of us were left ultimately disappointed, to say the least.

    The writing in this is just bad. It's unnecessarily written in a verse format, and while verse isn't my favorite thing to read it can be - and has been - done well. This is a prime example of ver
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  • Zyra

    A very beautiful book. depicts everything thing as it should be. really liked the writing style. very different from other books.

    I loved just how courageous & brave the women in this book were. all though all of them had no other option than being strong. but still goes to show just how powerful a women can be when she has to. all in all loved it.

  • Rachel Solomon

    Possibly the most powerful book I've ever read.