Coming Fall 2018

Avenging Artemisia

Because there is an art to vindication

They say there are loves that travel through time and are destined to meet over and over again. In the pages of Avenging Artemisia Maddie, an Art Therapist, leading Women’s retreats in Tuscany, wrestles with the “peculiar feeling” that she has lived previous lives and is being called to Italy by the insistent voice of a time-traveling friend. Following Maddie’s quest to learn her destiny and find her kindred spirit, readers will travel back to sixteenth-century Florence in a time when artists brandished a paintbrush as easily as a dagger. They will move forward in time to Rome in the 1930’s and rub elbows with fashionistas and movie stars. Hinged on the real-life events of Artemisia Gentileschi’s life, the first significant female artist, who in a time when it was unheard of to denounce a man for the crime of rape she had done just that. Humiliated and disgraced, it was Artemisia’s art that saved her, and in a male-dominated world, she held her own and eventually eclipsed them all. In her day Artemisia set a shining example and her message is still relevant: when women unite, speak out and have the courage to define their destinies – they can change the course of history.

Artemisia Photo Gallery – Rome, Tuscany & Florence